Amy Rosa R & D on Gallanach
Gallanach is a live art durational movement based work by artist Amy Rosa, investigating chronic pain and chronic fatigue. It is a piece of art primarily about creating a space where we can question and celebrate the difficult adaptations we all have to make throughout our life, and the barriers, visible or not, that can keep us from living in the present. It is about reclaiming the power in female healers and wise women, and reclaiming agency over a body that is entirely new.
I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia 2 years ago, and for the past year I have had to walk with a stick as my mobility has worsened. I am now trying to work out how to navigate in a totally different body. In Gallanach I want to explore the current movement of my body in relation to the live electric wires. Coming from a movement background, and with a focus on durational work in my arts practice prior to diagnosis, it’s been particularly hard to lose mobility, and I’m really excited to have the opportunity to get back into a studio and really delve into my movement as it stands now. Gallanach is Scottish Gaelic for ‘full of young bough’, touching on the fragility of the human body, and the mirroring of the cycle of the seasons with the cycles of human experience.