Artist in Residence, Bridgend Town Centre

October Pecha

In Spring 2012 Rabab Ghazoul was appointed as Artist in Residence in Bridgend Town Centre.

“Rabab’s practice draws upon a range of media to explore our negotiations and constructions of the political. Part social observation, part investigation into the realm of public narrative, her work often sees her referencing or re-staging chosen ‘texts’ – from news media footage to an existing art work – by way of exploring our relationship to power, and the coerced and de-stabilised nature of our affiliations. Born and part raised in the Middle East, her experience of dual cultures informs an ongoing interest in belonging and identity, but often at their point of fragmentation or dissolution. In this sense, her chosen context is less the culture of home, and more the ever present effects – or ‘home’ – of late capitalist culture, through which we continue to rehearse our prescribed and ritualistic movements. Rabab currently lives and works in Cardiff, Wales.” Artist Statement.

To find out more about Rabab’s practice visit:http://www.axisweb.org/seCVPG.aspx?ARTISTID=14080

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