Online Screening | Emotion Over Raisin by Ruth Waters


Emotion Over Raisin is the latest video from Ruth Waters. It is set in a group therapy session, focussing on mindfulness meditation. Participants in the eight week program are asked to stare at and then eat a raisin. The film examines the efficacy of the mindfulness exercise, but ultimately highlights the need for the seemingly pointless in a society where we are constantly forced to be switched on.

The video was available to watch here on our website for two weeks from 27 April - 10 May 2020

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Ruth Waters is currently one of our artists-in-residence at Kingsgate Project Space. Ruth works with film, sound, animation, text and installation. Her practice explores the ways late capitalist networked society impacts both our levels of anxiety and our ability to imagine an alternative. She conducts extensive research for her projects, often online, where genres, time zones, generations, political struggles and reality TV exist simultaneously. Taking advantage of this open source material and its malleability; writing scripts and producing films which combine found footage with acted scenes. Her work offers critique of the murky emerging uncertainties of our digital era using dark humour and satire.

Ruth is an artist from Kendal, currently living and working in London. She holds an MFA in Fine Art from Goldsmiths, University of London. Recent shows include Frequency of Magic, 아웃사이트 out_sight, Seoul (2019); Push Your Luck, Island, Brussels (2019); All About You, Koppel Project Hive, London (2019); The 6th Moscow International Biennale for Young Art, Moscow (2018); White Shadows at Wumin Art Center, Cheongju (2018); Seep at Peer Gallery, London (2017), Cacotopia at Annka Kultys Gallery, London (2017) and Solopreneur at Kingsgate Project Space, London (2016). She was the recipient of the Goldsmiths MFA Studio Award 2016 including a grant and a year residency at Acme Studios.


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