Rosanne Robertson is:
An artist working with action, environment, video, image, text and sound.
An experimental sound/music maker.
Director and lead artist at The Penthouse- a new artist led indeterminate place for experimentation.
Founder and Director of Manchester Artists Bonfire.
A member of band ILL
This is a place of miscellaneous nature and will act as an accompaniment to my live work and the activity that surrounds my practice .
My portfolio site is at www.rosannerobertson.com
Rosanne Robertson is:
Semi Automatic + Glove
Installation, video, pre recorded sound, action, live sound.
Live duration- 25 minutes
Objects- Sheet metal, boxing glove, hand held fan, hand held massager, scrap metal rings, sheet of glass, metal clips, guitar amp.
Video- 4mins looped played on memorex monitor.
Sound- recorded from 25 minute live performance and sound making and looped played through guitar amp.
Semi Automatic is a series of works dependant on varying stages of rehearsal, staging and improvisation.
We are looking for a team! See here for our call for assistants which offers cash and a free temporary studio/project space x
What? The Penthouse are looking for a new small team of assistants to help facilitate events such as Noise Above Noise and an occasional sound art cafe in our corridor project space.
Who? Those interested in artist led projects, new sound art, live art and relationships between art/music and DIY, feminist and Queer activity/events.
When? Our first event which needs assistance is Noise Above Noisehttp://thepenthousenq.com/post/76652601139/performance-series-noise-above-noise-elevates-Thursday 20th February with an introduction on Wednesday 19th at a time convenient to the applicant. Our next event after that which needs assistance is (RE) Making Peacehttp://thepenthousenq.com/post/76647381835/for-international-womens-day-explore-the-theme - a day of workshops and events for International Women’s Day at The Penthouse. Following that you will be asked to help approximately once a month for half a day or an evening.
£? We can cover a small fee to cover costs (which will increase for busy events- as we are dependant on door fees to cover costs of the event) and we can also offer free periods of studio and project space which can be arranged depending on your needs.
- A keen interest in live art and sound with a good knowledge of current UK arts/sound/music activity.
- A keen interest in the running and promoting of artist led DIY art spaces- some experience of facilitating artist led events is preferred but not essential.
- A welcoming friendly manner and the ability to communicate program information to visitors clearly with an energy that reflects our open and inclusive ethos.
- The ability to work independently and use initiative in busy environments with lots of things going on.
Email Rosanne and Debbie with a cover letter of up to 500 words including a brief history of any related activity and interests and why you would be interested in working with us as well as any initial plans for the aforementioned offer of temporary studio/project space. Also send a link to your website (if you have one) and a CV.
Send to email@example.com
Deadline: 2 March
(Please note we are accepting applications over the next few days for assistance with Noise Above Noise- this Thursday 20 Feb)
“Performance series Noise Above Noise elevates Manchester’s underground scene to the fifth floor of a tower block”- The Wire.
"A brilliantly curated and visually stunning night of sound art and performance"- Manchester Finest.
- Artist: Rosanne Robertson
- Track: Sound Collage 1 (Merz Arrangemnet)
- Album: Love Is All Around Us
Tapping on the Window
Sound: Tapping on the window, hail on the window, piece of metal on window frame, clock chime on window. Recorded with contact mic and loop station.
Image: Rain on window
- Good Taste Magazine 1947. Some great finds at Border Books, Todmorden. “Good looks aren’t everything. Far from it! Many pretty girls seem to get nowhere…”
My Sister and I - An Audio / Visual piece - one of a series of works looking Justine Python- a letter writer collected by Jean Dubuffet for the Art Brut Collection following her hospitalisation for paranoid behaviour.
I am performing at a live massacre and karaoke soiree this Saturday, how novel. https://www.facebook.com/events/470840619686432/?fref=ts
Looking forward to hosting and performing at Noise Above Noise at The Penthouse- This Thursday - doors 7pm. http://thepenthousenq.com/post/66695216629/an-evening-of-experimental-sound-art Here is part of my installed work- a floating instrument- currently untitled- a culmination of exploring suspended works, tightly pulled metal wire, sheet metal and sound making with metal on metal and vibrating impliments.
Looking forward to playing this at Islington Mill @islingtonmill as part of this excruciatingly good and diverse line up with some of my favourite artists and musicians x See preview in Quietus http://thequietus.com/articles/13897-terminal-cheesecake-gnod-islington-mill-all-dayer Buy tickets here http://www.wegottickets.com/event/246675 x
- Artist: Rosanne Robertson
- Track: From Inside