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Community Art Installation

Trapped by Time

by Alena Rogozhkina

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If TIME invites you for a coffee…would you dare to accept?

 The concept of Time and people’s attitude to it has significantly changed over the last century. Not only how we perceive Time in our society but also how we value it and what language we use to express our feelings attached to Time.

 

Over the Autumn period, one of our resident artists, Alena Rogozhkina, conducted series of semi-structured interviews with the Arthur Conan Doyle Centre’s community including tenants, employees, and visitors. She tried to capture the themes and metaphors that people have regarding Time in their everyday lives. She also asked participants to envision time as a concept beyond clocks and watches. At the end of each interview, she asked each participant to hand her an ordinary object from their working or home environment that would visually represent the symbol of time to them in an abstract way at their current stage of life. Alena assembled various objects that she received in a form of contemporary installation that is first time open to public this December.  It is her visual provoking response about Time reflecting on the themes that occurred among community during her art research project.

 

*On Open studio days

 

Alena is opening the doors of her studio for the 15th and 16th of December. You are welcome to meet the artist, have a chat and see the process behind the doors.

 

 

Ann Treherne the Chair of the Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Centre

About Alena Rogozhkina

Alena (pronounced as ‘A-lyo-na’) Rogozhkina is a Ukrainian born Edinburgh based visual artist and a researcher driven by a passion for community wellbeing. Linking both her background in behavioural science and contemporary art practice, Alena projects her own emotions on the surface as well as explores what limits people to have a better everyday reality. She works with a range of media including sculpture, photography, painting, moving image, and printmaking.

Alena also runs creative classes and strongly believes in art as a powerful tool that we can use to drive social change, rebuild trust, and infuse optimism into our communities.

She has been working in a studio space at the Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Centre since Spring 2022. 

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Ann Treherne the Chair of the Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Centre

About Alena Rogozhkina

Alena (pronounced as ‘A-lyo-na’) Rogozhkina is a Ukrainian born Edinburgh based visual artist and a researcher driven by a passion for community wellbeing. Linking both her background in behavioural science and contemporary art practice, Alena projects her own emotions on the surface as well as explores what limits people to have a better everyday reality. She works with a range of media including sculpture, photography, painting, moving image, and printmaking.

Alena also runs creative classes and strongly believes in art as a powerful tool that we can use to drive social change, rebuild trust, and infuse optimism into our communities.

She has been working in a studio space at the Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Centre since Spring 2022. 

Instagram

Website

 

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