I undertook a month-long residency with Norwich-based arts charity OUTPOST, examining how the pandemic distorted my emotional relationship with home. Previously a place of sanctuary, this slowly became dominated by tension, control and work. Over time, this evolved into an exploration of automatic mark-making, translations and abstracting the figurative. The culminating solo show 'Uninhabited' brought together these processes, filling the space with new bodies of calico, soft chalk and folds of charcoal.
Eager to start a wider discussion, I also spoke with other creatives and members of the public about their experience of home through COVID. These conversations will form a publication and a series of interviews; a resource to reflect upon our relationship with space and place.
Arts review in the magazine Concrete here: https://www.concrete-online.co.uk/outpost-presents-uninhabited-eleanor-rodwell/