November 2013

Laura Robertson is a multimedia artist who focuses on creating kinaesthetic and emotional responses to subjects and experiences. Her personal experiences reflect this ‘Without a good memory or logical favoured way of thinking I have learnt to guide myself through life’s situations using a more intuitive form of rationalising.’

Immersing herself in Chiang Mai’s culture and art scene Laura’s work and ideas have been evolving over the residency and influenced by her experiences during her stay.

A chosen subject has been identity recognition. Laura has difficulty identifying faces as well as remembering names. This can make even her most frequent social situations become alien.

She is presently working on an interactive performance piece that explores this condition whilst living in a foreign land where not only the faces are new.

She is also devising work that looks at female strength and assertion, searching for symbols of affirmation for sexuality, desire and strength in different cultures.