Roisin Byron was born in Chicago and raised on Galway, Ireland. Roisin attended GMIT Creative Arts and Media from2017 to 202. Roisin studied Contemporary art for four years. Roisin works in sculpture, ceramics and digital media. Currently she is making animations for her final project. The themes she is currently working on anxiety, fears, our battle with our inner demons and our biggest insecurities. Roisin’s main goal is an understanding of her inner demons and maybe everyone could possibly relate to this work to their own inner battles with their own demons and maybe get a better understanding of their own negative thoughts and to take back the control they have over us. Roisin use art to get a better understanding of herself.
I started my practice by exploring the concept of anxiety; a talk with my inner demons. I started off by making a video animation of the heart with hands reaching out from it. I made this animation to show that reaching out, is a way of relating to what we are all going through, things that people don’t know about. We don’t have to go through our inner battles alone, we can live through and relate through similar experiences. I believe that communication is very important.
I started making a piece where I taped cans and milk cartons together to make tentacle like structures to represent how our anxieties and insecurities grow and grow. Our insecurities and our inner demons stop us from living sometimes and we can be our own worst enemies. I wanted to demonstrate how this happens through my work. I believe that sometimes we can be the only ones to stop our inner demons controlling us; which is why I started this animation series where I have created characters to help me get a better understanding of my own demons Sometimes I have my bad months like everyone else, I wanted to create a narrative that would show how there can be many voices in your head and how you can feel like you are all alone, but there is always a voice or maybe many voices fighting for you. I have made this arcade machine like sculpture where the animation video will be placed in this machine. It will be placed in a dark room where these tentacle-like structures will linger around, behind, in and out of this machine.
This work was influenced by old arcade games. I made this work in a way of it being something like video games, where this character Mr. Skelator travels through a portal of realities to help fight our inner demons that like to hold us back and controlling us.