ROBY REDGRAVE MCPHERSON


Current Interests

stories, visual narratives, pedagogy, dialogue, queerness, socialism, gender, oracles, technologies, poetry, planetary movements, language, publishing

Info

RoBy RedGraVe McPherSon was born on 23 September on the Pacific Northwest Coast (also called Vancouver, Canada), unceded land of Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) nations.

They are a Helsinki/Stockholm-based visual communication designer and teacher working in artistic, cultural, activist and institutional sectors. They work to develop visual communication design to better serve social and ecological justice movements and are invested in publishing as a tool for radical collective liberation and trans survival.

Roby is currently working as a senior lecturer in graphic design and illustration at Konstfack University of Arts, Craft and Design in Stockholm and as the art director of Tidskriften Astra, a Swedish-Finnish feminist magazine (established in 1918). They are also involved with the platforms and associations Effort, Almanac Press, Trojan Horse and TUO TUO.

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Intervention

— Ontological.site    ontological.site (2018)

A durational and site-specific action in memory of all the events of home.

— Eyeballs4.sale       eyeballs4.sale (2018)

Fieldnotes and observation of mobile device practices in the Helsinki public metro.

Publication

— Glitchfeminismi glitchfeminismi (2022)                    

Book design of the translation of Legacy Russell's "Glitch Feminism" into Finnish language

—In collaboration with Tutkijaliitto

— Dreaming of Laho Paratiisi dreaming of laho paratiisi (2021)                              

publication for ecological land-based artwork by Caracara Collective.


—In collaboration with Tuo Tuo – Artist residency in Joutsa, Finland

— Prayers off beat            prayers off beat (2020)

Drawings made in 2019 and 2020

Compiled during Helsinki quarantine.

— Revelation    revelation: a thread, a ghosting, a professional suicide
(2019)                                

A visual narrative essay.

— Network Nodes              network nodes (2018)

A critical dissection of rhetoric by more-than-human others.

— Thirdsubjectivity.today    thirdsubjectivity.today (2017)

A visual exploration of the third subjectivity between two persons. I am an Other and that constitues me.

—In collaboration with Aliisa Talja

— You Can Change you can change (2016)                    

A hybrid narrative concerning a hybrid narrative.

—In collaboration with Gregg Gethard

Exhibition

— tXtile tXtile (2019)                    

A design exploration into the poetic and symbolic meaning of text printed on human clothing.

—In collaboration with Kiia Beilinson

— Coat of Many Colors        Coat of Many Colors
(2017)

Group show

Opening 7.4.2017
The Loon, Toronto

— Altered altered (2016)                     

An installation and visual archive of Toronto's church landscape 1787—1834.

—In collaboration with Jasmine Frolick

Video

— OS/error OS/error (2020)                     

A speculative operating system favorable to error.

—In collaboration with Aliisa Talja

— Today is longer than yesterday           today is longer than yesterday (2019)

Sound: DJ granddaughteraliisa

Screened at ⫷ MYÖS: Lying down – Loikoilu ⫸
Su 24.2.2019
Kallio Stage, Pengerkatu 11 ☾ ☾ ☾ ☾ ☾ ☾ ☾

— Vegetal✺Being    Vegetal✺Being (2018)

3:22 min (loop) Screened Fall 2018 @Kuutsis House, Helsinki Finland
Sound: DJ granddaughteraliisa

Facilitation

— W.W.W.: Win, Win, Win or Working With Weakness?    W.W.W.:Win, Win, Win or Working With Weakness?: Competition, techno-feminism, and networks of care
(2019)                                                            

Workshop held 31.5.2019, Helsinki
This website is part of the collective outcome.

—In collaboration with Lisa Rein

Writing

— A prayer for technologies, a prayer for bodies a prayer for technologies, a prayer for bodies
(2021)
                                          

Published by Grafia-lehti 2/21 (online)

— Log #938200074927-168YLog #938200074927-168Y
(2020)                           

A speculative fiction text based on real, actual and true events.

In collaboration with Trojan Horse

— Urgency Reader 2: Mutual Aid During CrisisOS/error in Urgency Reader 2
(2020)                           

poetry and screenshots

Publication edited by Paul Soulellis / queerarchive.work

— MA Thesis OS/error: Operating system for the human, the computer and the environment
(2020)                                                              
Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture
—Visual Communication Design MA Program