sw·oo·n: poised in non-spectacular ambiguity
‘sw·oo·n: poised in non spectacular ambiguity’ captures a moment of portraiture, looped continuously and enveloped by a Lavender aroma. An unfixed physical form slowly shifts and displaces, abstracting and snaps back to the recognisable.
School of Arts & Humanities
MA Contemporary Art Practice, 2018
Ro Hardaker flirts with particular articulations of identity which oscillate between tease and resistance. Through performance and writing they layer gestures which chart a relationship to and with the body; forming and improvising subject positions which consider the politics of care, the occupying of space, hidden labour and precarious nowness. Hardaker poses the body as a shifting archive, utilising their quivering, fleshy, warm-blooded vertebrate form to tease out tensions and question fixed logics of embodiment.
- BA (Hons) Fine Art, De Montfort University, 2012
- Ride The Sky, Tate Modern, London, 2018; Body Talk, SUPERMARKET Independent Art Fair, Stolkholm, 2018; Flowing Through Selves, Safehouse 1, London, 2018; Grain, The Factory, Folkestone, 2018; Future Ritual, [S P A C E], London, 2017; Lease, Lincoln Projects, London, 2017; F O L L O W, Lychee One, London, 2017; Spitting Distance, Brewery Tap Project Space, Folkestone, 2017; Archiving Fever #1, Hundred Years Gallery, London, 2017; Tender LOIN, Arts Admin, London, 2017; REVOLVE Performance Festival, Uppsala Konst Museum, Uppsala, 2017; Five Minutes of Your Time, Testbed1, London, 2017; Everything I Have Never Seen, Green Rooms Hotel, London, 2017; Queer City Performatorium, Sask Sound Stage, Regina, 2016; Flirt, The Island, Bristol, 2016; BUZZCUT Festival, Pierce Institute, Glasgow, 2016; SPILL Festival of Performance, Hackney Showroom, London, 2015; PA Platform, Arnolfini, Bristol, 2015; Tempting Failure, The Island, Bristol, 2014; SPILL National Platform, Ipswich Police Station, Ipswich, 2014