Dr Rob Irving
Through photography, moving image, text, and occasional covert performance, I am interested in exploring perceptual links between the visual appearance of place and the phenomena associated with it.
My practice draws upon the creative clustering of overlaps connecting art history, anthropology, performance theory, and contemporary folklore studies. It explores the dynamics of how perceptions and experiences of place are influenced by ideas and identities surrounding concepts of truth and half-truth, myth and legend. As an artist I might play with these stories and ideas, which I see as indicators of cultural interests and even anxieties that are not limited to the subcultures that articulate them.