Anita DELANEY

— A Rat Biting Another Rat (2015 / 4m17s / DV)
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Anita Delaney

Working mainly in moving image, Anita Delaney graduated with BA Fine Art from IADT in 2006 and MA Fine Art from Chelsea College of Art, London in 2011. She has recently shown work at The Rotterdam International Film Festival, 1646 Project Space, The Hague and Ormston House, Limerick, Ireland. In 2014 she was a recipient of an Arts Council Visual Arts Bursary Award which helps enable the production of new work.

A Rat Biting Another Rat
(2015 / 4m17s / DV)

A Rat Biting Another Rat is an affective collage. Comprised of rapidly edited actors, objects, text and sound, the work swings between the violent and dripping, the sweet and risible. The work is exemplary of the interest in aesthetics and affect at the core of Delaney’s practice which looks at fictions and strategies for how to live as a weakling. A Rat Biting Another Rat seeks a personal relationship with the viewer through text and speech. The work wants to be intimate with its audience and insinuate a partnership.