Rose Butler South Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Rose is an artist, researcher, senior lecturer of Fine Art. Her artwork weaves political commentary, personal account and fiction to examine the narratives that surround and shape us. These projects have used adapted technology and custom built software alongside early cameras and analogue technique to make interactive installations, single and multi-screen videos or large-scale photographs.
Rose works with video, photography, sound, animation and installation. She is completing doctoral study on the ethics and politics of looking considered through surveillance and arts practice. Current practice based research stems from a long observation in the Houses of Parliament of the Investigatory Powers Bill aka The Snoopers Charter in 2016. As part of this she is carrying out research at the Stasi Records Agency Berlin into surveillance and training material from and for hidden cameras.
Rose exhibited Come and Go – an interactive dance installation, as part of the Everything Flows exhibition at Museum of Sheffield, June – September 2017. She received an honorary mention for this work a part of the Surveillance Studies Network Art Prize 2018 and presented work as part of the Surveillance Beyond Borders and Boundaries Conference 2018 in Aarhus; Denmark June 2018.
She exhibited as part of Site Gallery’s show with Abandon Normal Devices in Castleton, September 2017, and at Kabinet Muz; Brno, Czech Republic November 2017, funded by the British Council.
She continues to screen works internationally over the year in venues such as The Stuttgarter Film Winter Screening, Home; Manchester, The London Art Fair, Golden Cinema; Sydney, The British Film Institutes mobile cinema as part of Hull City of Culture, Visual Container TV; International Video Art Channel; France, The Swedenburg Society; London, The Nunnery Gallery; London, and BOX; Video Art Project Space, Milan.
She is a board member of Bloc Projects. Before she came to Sheffield she lived and worked in London where she founded the educational charity Zoom In Photography and worked at Chisenhale Studios as Education Co-ordinator. She has worked freelance for Site Gallery, Tate Britain and the Whitechapel Art Gallery, and provided master classes and artist talks for festivals, arts organisations and universities.