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Coming soon! Our next Desktop Backdrop will be by Ruth Waters and launches on Friday 2 October

We’re excited to be launching a new Desktop Backdrop by Ruth Waters on Friday 2 October 2020. Each month over the next 6 months Kingsgate will invite one artist to make a new digital work for our audience to upload to their desktop background. Ruth’s desktop will be the fourth in this series. ⁣

Ruth Waters 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.

Waters 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.

Image: What I Eat In A Day, 5 min Single Channel Video, 2018

For more info and to check out our other Desktop Backdrops, click here.

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