research, entitled Life Saving, a series of gestures during a residency located at Three Cliff's Bay in The Gower, South Wales, 2014
Annie Rapstoff is a cross disciplinary artist, interested in the interrelationship between place and the human experience, often in dialogue with other species. Work may take the form of instructions, performance for the camera and in situ, gestures, interventions, video, stitch and text. Past work has been participatory, collaborative and often process based or ephemeral. Annie questions what we hear, what we feel and what we experience in space, through the body in space.
Her work has been shown in galleries, at conferences, live art events and in public spaces. Recent work, has included responses to the pandemic including a series of works in which she inhabits masks fabricated into bird extensions. In addition, she is investigating urban and rural geology including red sandstone, using the action of mark making, through rubbing and scarifying. These small works explore surface, decay and imperfection in layers, particularly cracks in pavements, continuing an ongoing concern around fragile surfaces and hidden depths.
Annie has developed workshops with children and adults, she has curated and developed live art events and is particularly interested in working in collaboration with other artists and across disciplines, past collaborations can be seen here.
Valuable words: Allowing for uncertainty, play, meandering through words and ideas, listening to what may be beneath the surface, ecologies of experience in relationship with animals, plants, other objects and the land.