ROBY REDGRAVE MCPHERSON


Current Interests

stories, visual narratives, pedagogy, dialogue, fire, social networks, queerness, communication, criticality, gender, speculation, relationships, technology

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Roby Redgrave McPherson is a Helsinki-based visual communication designer working in both institutional and grassroots sectors. Their work combines theory & practice based research, with activism in socio-environmental relations. Robynn collaborates with designers across disciplines, works as a teacher/organizer/facilitator and is actively involved with the Helsinki-based platforms Effort and Trojan Horse
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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

— Prayers off beat            prayers off beat (2020)

Drawings made in 2019 and 2020

Compiled during Helsinki quarantine.

— Revelation    revelation: a thread, a ghosting, a proffesional 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

Websites

— vcd.aalto.fi vcd.aalto.fi (2020)                                                               

Website for the Visual Communication Design Programme at Aalto School of Arts, Design and Architecture.

—In collaboration with Viiksimaisteri

— uok.no uok.no (2017)                                                                         

Website and Identity for a music label based in Oslo.

—In collaboration with Caleb Dunham

— vcdsymposium.fi vcdsymposium.fi
(2019)                                           

Questions of Education and Research Within Graphic Design and Visual Communication Design in Nordic-Baltic Institutions - Online publication Design

—In collaboration
with Arja Karhumaa and Viiksimaisteri

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/Articles

— 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

— Enter the Grey Zoneenter the grey zone
(2017)                                           

Published by Grafia (online)

—In collaboration
with Kiia Beilinson