Romily Alice Walden's work is concerned with physicality and its interplay with other social categorisations and power differentials. At the core of her practice is an interrogation of contemporary embodiment and its relation to the Post-Internet age. Her work questions modern western society's relationship with looking, being looked at, gendered hierarchies, disability and the body.
These themes are explored with a focus on the IRL/URL paradigm; Romily is interested in our ability to navigate the progressively interwoven online and offline facets of our lived experience, examining the effect of this progression on the way that we understand physicality, representation and sexual agency. Her subjects serve to question and disturb the dominant cultural narratives that surround gendered bodies and the online landscape.
Romily's research interests include: cyborg theory, xenofeminism, disability theory, crip theory, queer theory, feminist futurism, post-humanism, autoethnography and utopian/dystopian futures.
Walden's work is additionally concerned with the value of labour in an age of instant gratification; as a trained glass bender and sculptor, Romily is seeking to question the role of craft in the digital age.
Walden's practice consists of installation, neon, sculpture, text, video, and coded arduino control systems.