Roy Claire Potter
Born 1986 in Merseyside (UK) — lives and works in Todmorden (UK)
About
Roy Claire Potter
Born 1986 in Merseyside (UK) — lives and works in Todmorden (UK)

CV

website of the artist

In The Reading Room of Hell, Claire Potter, Calico, Performance 24.02.2018 A plus A Gallery Venice (exerpt)

1-31 cur. Adam Carr for Collecteurs, New York, February 2020 (online)

 

Roy Claire Potter is an interdisciplinary artist. They are hard for and engaged with subtext and narrative sequencing. They use the pronoun ‘they’ and mainly make written texts, spoken performances and audio works; they sometimes make intense-coloured drawings of tangles and dead houseplants. How bodies and language articulate violence is the subject of Roy’s work. But, is making works of violence a further distribution of its effect? Books, staged events, installations, broadcasts and albums are how audiences encounter their work.

Roy Claire Potter is from Merseyside, working across performance, publication, installation, and film. Influenced by linguistics and performance theory, Potter’s work challenges received definitions of reading, writing, and speaking, to reconsider what it is to ‘articulate’. Thematically their practice is centred on the temporalities of traumatic experience, and it is through this rubric that they approach socially and politically orientated subjects such as adolescence and gender-basedviolence