The exhibition includes several bookworks made alongside other artists who attended online workshops at CREiA. The workshops were supported by Inês R. Amado and Paula Roush and included morning sessions with Ines concerning deep listening and consciousness of intent in relation to performance based activities. The afternoon session focused on book art with Paula, and gave the space to develop ideas and make booksworks around our own themes. These works are shown for the first time during The ArtWeeks show.
Annie Rapstoff's work crosses art forms and includes an interest in responses and relationships to place, the environment and what is to be human. Past work has been participatory, collaborative and often process based or ephemeral. Work may take the form of instructions, events, performance for the camera and in situ, gestures, interventions, video and writing/language. She has worked with people in a variety of settings, working with artists and non-artists from other professions and experiences.
Annie recently began investigating urban and rural geology including red sandstone, using the action of mark making, through rubbing and scarifying. She begun a series of small works, one of which is shown at ArtWeeks, exploring surface, decay and imperfection in layers, particularly cracks in pavements continuing an ongoing concerns around fragile surfaces and hidden depths.
Funded projects have offered space to manage and complete larger works. She has worked alongside the highways department, musicians, a botanist and poets. A project at The Museum of Domestic Architecture with two other artists included researching the meaning of home. Participants were invited to discuss what the meaning of home was to them and it’s impact on memory, in addition to sharing relationships to chosen household objects.