Press Releases 2014-2015

UWTSD Lecturer Solo Exhibition at Mission Gallery

19.08.2015

A University of Wales Trinity Saint David lecturer is Exhibiting his work at Mission Gallery, Swansea on the 11th September – 8th November 2015.

Ryan Moule, Photography and Contextual Studies lecturer at Swansea Collage of Art UWTSD will be exhibiting his work titled 'Divisible Remainder'.

Ryan describes his exhibition:

“When Edward Snowden’s hard drives were destroyed by the Editors of The Guardian newspaper, under the watchful eye of the British Government Spy Agency, the physical container of information was seen to be the source of leaked information.

“The deconstruction of the hard drive was little more than a symbolic gesture, but what was brought to the foreground was how quickly and how buried virtual information is across a plethora of both physical and non-physical platforms.

“The resistance of digital information to being destroyed is the premise of this new body of work. Taking the (restored) deleted fragments of an anonymous external hard drive as its starting point, Divisible Remainder questions the fractured contexts produced by intangible systems of information storage.

“The original content of the hard drive does not appear within the works, but its context is transferred, hauntologically engrained in the new images that are produced.

“By fracturing any sense of complete narrative foreclosure, the work seeks to create a subjective discourse in the absence of the original. Meaning becomes complicated through the metanarratives of re-enacted photographic fragments and situations, within the architecture of the exhibition space.”

The exhibition is supported by the Arts Council of Wales, Swansea College of Art UWTSD & Volcano Theatre.

There will be a private view on Friday 11th September 2015 which will be opened by artist Rut Blees Luxemburg.

Ryan has also previously exhibited at Ffotogallery in Cardiff (solo show) as well as other exhibitions and events including being part of an exhibition at Tate Modern last month.

Further information can be found on Ryan’s website www.ryanmoule.com or gallery website www.missiongallery.co.uk

Note to Editor

  1. For more information please contact Sara Jones, PR and Communications Officer, on 07449 998 478 or via email at sara.f.jones@uwtsd.ac.uk
  2. The University of Wales Trinity Saint David was established in 2010 through the merger of the University of Wales Lampeter and Trinity University College, Carmarthen. On 1 August 2013 the Swansea Metropolitan University merged with the University
  3. The University’s Royal Charter 1828 is the oldest in Wales, and it is third behind Oxford and Cambridge in Wales and England. HRH Prince of Wales is the Patron of the University
  4. On 1 August, 2013 Coleg Sir Gâr merged with the University of Wales Trinity Saint David Group, however they will keep their own brand. Coleg Ceredigion merged with the Group on 1 January 2014