'Lay Her Down Upon Her Back is an ongoing project exploring the idea of female vulnerability in the submissive acts expected of women in traumatic or emotionally draining times. The work stems from the belief that women should take to the bed in times of mental or physical ill health, when we are “hysterical” or experiencing “women’s troubles”. That we are at our most vulnerable when we are flat on our backs in encouraged stillness. Lay Her Down Upon Her Back explores the inherent vulnerability during physical intimacy and medical care. “Lay Down to Sleep, to Rest, to Be Devoured, to Die.”' - Roisin White
'Pieces Left Behind is a series of sculptural works exploring the discarded memories that are embedded within forgotten photographs, how they can be fragmented and new meanings and importance can be applied to them, elevating them to a new life.' - Roisin White
Roisin is a Dublin based visual artist. Her work is multidisciplinary, working primarily with photography, drawing and sculpture. Her work often draws from archival materials, be it ephemeral “junk” or 20 th century found photography. Roisin feels she has a responsibility to the irreplaceable imagery found at flea markets and on the streets, to repurpose it and give it new importance. Her most recent bodies of work have stemmed from both found objects and imagery.
Roisin was a finalist in the Inspirational Arts Photographic Award in 2015. In 2017 she was selected to take part in the How to Flatten a Mountain residency in Cow House Studios as part of PhotoIreland. She has worked curatorially for CEAD at NCAD, and as part of the Young Curators Project in Rua Red. She has exhibited her work in Ireland, the UK and Germany.
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