defining wildness, Lambda print on aluminium, 2010
My recent work examines contemporary ideas about wildness in particular relationships that threaten to blur the distinction between the wild and the domestic. My current concern is to highlight the plight of the endangered Scottish wildcat and explore the scientific methodologies used to distinguish the true wildcat from feral and hybrid cats.
Andrea Roe is an artist who lives and works in Edinburgh. Andrea studied Sculpture at Edinburgh College of Art (1990) and Fine Art at Chelsea School of Art (2000). Her work examines the nature of human and animal biology, behaviour, communication and interaction within specific ecological contexts.
Several art residencies have allowed her to access different types of institutions ranging from the Wellcome Trust to the Crichton Psychiatric Hospital and most recently the National Museums of Scotland, where she developed work in response to research projects and collections. Through photography, film and installation, she attempts to translate scientific research on the psychology of animal behaviour into artworks that are experienced physically as unfamiliar, visceral sensory encounters. (Taken from text by Stacy Boldrick, 2005)