Embracing Absurdity and Humour with Artist Rosie Gibbens

Episode 20
22 Jan, 2024

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Ceri interviews performance artist Rosie Gibbens, who creates provocative and humorous artworks using her own body. Rosie shares her creative journey, from making animal sculptures out of toilet rolls as a child to pushing boundaries at art school with bold performances. She discusses what drives her interest in gender, sexuality, labour, and consumer desire, and the unusual yet thoughtful logic behind her work. Rosie opens up about formative relationships and learning experiences that still inform her practice today. She also offers advice to aspiring artists on practicalities like asking for what you need and not having to live up to the ‘tortured artist’ stereotype to make great work.