Volk Gallery is proud to present the work of Megan Rudden. Each Volk artist is given a size limit and budget and left to their own devices. With this brief, Rudden has produced fifty séance kits, complete with miniature display domes containing a depcition of Helen Duncan’s ectoplasm. Duncan worked as a medium and was the last woman in Scotland charged under the Witchcraft Act in 1944. The exhibits title is taken from Surrealist filmmaker Jacques Brunius’s definition of ectoplasm.
Artist's Statement
Through an interdisciplinary practice that moves across object making, performance, text and drawing, Megan Rudden's works attempts to create non-linear, transhistorical narratives. Her practice considers the impermanence of our bodies through a more metaphysical understanding of matter, considering our experience of the world to be rooted within a material ecological kinship. Research into the history of witchcraft, mysticism and spirituality has informed much of Megan’s practice, while considering the incompatibility of magic with capitalist productivity has remained a central theme. Through the use of occult methodologies, Megan has explored notions of truth while investigating an ongoing relationship between writing, language and the creation of objects. 
Exhibition Dates
May 5th 2023 - June 2nd 2023
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