Galerie Deadfly

 

  HOME | EXHIBITIONS | ARTISTS | ABOUT | CONTACT | WEB



 

|

Rose Ruane

 

 

The Power of Victimhood - 2009 - Rose Ruane
format: video
duration: 7 min
Image: (Video still) Courtesy of the artist

In the The Power of Victimhood Rose Ruane enters an empty studio space with a large metal rake on the floor. Pressing on the rake with her foot the artist causes the rake to rear up towards herself. Repeating this action with increasing force, the rake eventually hits her full force  in the face causing a  raised bruise with attendant dizziness, pain and confusion.

 




 

 

 

Oh My Lover (Embracing the Laocoon)
- Rose Ruane 2010

format: digital print

The artist climbs a ladder to embrace a plaster copy of the central figure from the classical statue Laocoon. She strokes, kisses, caresses and him in ecstasy of a lover as if through this act some comfort may change his permanently agonised expression.

Oh My Lover (Embracing the Laocoon) - Rose Ruane 2010 Image: Courtesy of the artist with thanks to Janet Johnson
 

 







     

An Advertisement For The Inevitable
-
2009 - Rose Ruane

format:  Paint, Plywood, Canvas 
duration: 24 Hours
Image: Courtesy of the artist

Aping both the conventions of advertising and the home made aesthetic of protest signs and religious banners, An Advertisement for the Inevitable appears in the early morning and is left to stand on the roadside for a period of twenty four hours. Juxtaposing the ramshackle and authoritative it's message remains unavoidable and oppressive. 

 
   

An Advertisement For The Inevitable
-
2009 - Rose Ruane
Image: Courtesy of the artist


Rose Ruane is an artist based in Glasgow. Ruane’s practice is performance-to-camera based and is driven by an interest in self mythology, emotional manipulation & the indestructible teenager within the adult. Drawing on the history of performance art, psychoanalytic theories of narcissism and the complexities of female sexual identity she creates videos which evoke the pathetic, erotic and abject in equal measure. Rose Ruane graduated from the Sculpture department of Glasgow School of Art in 2007. Recent exhibitions include First Boredom Then Fear; a solo show at +44 141 Gallery at Studio Warehouse Glasgow and Familiar Parts I & II at Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art.



http://www.roseruane.co.uk/