Teän Roberts' photographic work places female characters in the landscape of other planets. Taking inspiration from science-fiction, she aims to change our perception of these women by removing their earth-bound context. "Through these photographs she creates a portal to a world she is trying to reach. The alien women in her images exist outside constrictive earthling conditioning." (From Teän's artist statement.)
For this residency Teän moved her focus to the otherworldly nature of Welsh folklore and mythology. She researched the folktales of North Wales, collecting stories of the few women who feature in them. During her time here, Teän began work on producing a series of wearable sculpture, made using collected pieces of the landscape, connecting her to the land and women of the stories. In these stories the women often meet untimely ends, are judged harshly, treated cruelly or are left with broken hearts. Teän created the garments to act as protection, as soft armour to shield these women. She then ventured out in the early mornings to photograph herself and the sculpture in it's landscape.
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