Vicky Roden is a Birmingham based multi-disciplinary artist working primarily in Live Art and Performance with a taste for the anachronistic and a tendency toward tales. Using performance fictions, various media, found objects and manufactured creatures her practice focusses on creating alternate realities and bubble universes audiences can interact and engage with, and where the usual rules of logic do not hold sway.
Mythology and mankind are indissolubly linked, and Roden’s practice seeks to wed them further by creating assemblages that utilise multiple dimensions and senses. Artistic, filmic and theatrical devices are all present, and the worlds that are opened up to the audience are tangible, accessible and continually tainted with a sinister edge.
While most easily defined as a live artist, Roden’s practice also embraces soft sculpture, embroidery, painting and the written word. She has produced two books, Tea Time Tales with Nonny Warn and Ms. Roden’s Compendium of the Fantastical and Mythological, and often incorporates text into her work.
Recent notable works include “High Tea and Tales – a Night of Walpurgis Vaudeville” and “Tales from the Red Lodge”, performing at both as Nonny Warn. She has also worked with Companis Food Provocateurs at Super Sonic Feast, the Warwick Bar Fete and the Rude Food Fiesta.
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