Lines of Resistance
Lines of Resistance is filmed at the Berlin Wall Memorial, a preserved and sealed section of the former wall and death strip which divided East and West Berlin during the Cold War. The memorial remains to memorialise those who died trying to get from the Eastern sector to the Western sector and provides a history of the wall and its consequences.
The film, informed by the narration of tour guides and visitors comments, explores their interaction with and reactions to the memorial. The wall presents a brutal and barren environment illustrating a bleak history, which is disrupted by the arrival of colorful, enthusiastic and intrigued tourists. This disjuncture and sometimes humorous and clumsy encounter forces us to question how we navigate, consume and reflect upon these sites of human tragedy.
Rose is working on a body of work, which considers the death strip of former East Berlin and Stasi control and surveillance methods. There is an inquiry into the invasion of psychological space, control and sites of political stasis. This work is underpinned by an interest in the psychological disruption enabled through digital media.
This work commenced in 2010 and was developed further this year during a residency at Centrum; Berlin centrumberlin.com, with Katie Davies: katiedavies.com, which will be exhibited in 2013.
Rose is a Senior Lecturer of Fine Art at Sheffield Hallam University. Before she came to Sheffield she lived and worked in London where she founded the educational charity Zoom In Photography and worked at Chisenhale Studios as Education Co-ordinator. She has worked freelance for Site Gallery; Sheffield, Tate Britain and the Whitechapel Art Gallery, London and provided master classes and artist talks for festivals, arts organisations and universities.
Rose received an award at the Becks Futures Student Prize for Digital Video 2004 for the multi-screen animation Platform. It continues to be screened nationally and internationally including the Centre for Contemporary Art; Glasgow, NeMe; Cyprus and has been exhibited at the Institute of Contemporary Art; London.
Her digital short BOX represented Western Europe in the One Minute Awards; Amsterdam, it is screened widely including galleries such as Castlefield Gallery; Manchester, Peloton Gallery; Australia and will be screened later this year at Welcome To The Treasuredome; Weymouth Pavillion and BORN ELECTRIC; Amsterdam curated by Lucette ter Borg, Sacha Bronwasser: Cinema Zuid.
She was shortlisted for the Jerwood Prize for Moving Image for the six screen animation One Lime Street, made in collaboration with Kypros Kyprianou. This was exhibited as part of Trade City; Contemporary Art Manchester, Novi Sad; Serbia, G39 Gallery; Cardiff and Site Gallery; Sheffield.
Rose has exhibited and screened work extensively at home and abroad.