Gweni Llwyd OSB, Film Still, 2017
Gweni Llwyd’s work grows from her fascination with everyday tactile materials: how they can be embedded with a social, sensory, sexual and cultural meaning, and how this may be mediated through digital video.
With a focus on the ordinary, the sensory and the absurd, Gweni draws from online and offline material encounters. Prompted by memories of touch and texture, she navigates hyperlink journeys, collecting video clips, sounds and GIFs from open online archives to use in conjunction with her own video footage, photographs and audio. Approaching video making as collage, she attempts to classify and curate seemingly unconnected digital artefacts, resulting in bizarre, abstracted narratives.
Gweni graduated from Cardiff School of Art and Design in 2017 and has exhibited throughout Wales, in Italy and online. She was recently the recipient of the Arts Council of Wales Brian Ross Memorial Award
(2018), and the NOVA Biennial Young Artist Prize
(2017-18). She is currently an ABF Step Change Fellow at Cardiff School of Art and Design and Visual Art Manager for Cardiff based collective Rat Trap
.The artist was in the following exhibitions: Sightseers RAT TRAP x g39