Rose Staff, sometimes known under the alias Radiance, is a new media visual artist, Vj and designer from Byron Bay, Australia, now residing in Melbourne. She works with moving image and live performance in a range of settings around the world, from contemporary art installations to large-scale vibrant projections at festivals. Using experimental hybrids of traditional and digital art forms, Rose explores how contemporary phenomena such as communication technologies and audio-visual space influence our perception of the modern world.
Rose explores the intersection of technology and visual art, with each project extending this exploration in new ways. Areas she has investigated in her work include:
Areas of research include how the development of new technologies impact on modern society, influencing our perception and understanding the world around us. Reflecting upon the immediate environment and the transient nature of existence informs all of her work. Rose is exploring these realms on both a physical and psychological level in her practice, looking philosophically at the areas of sensory perception, spatial awareness and remediation.
Rose Staff’s work has featured at festivals and events as well as in group and solo shows in contemporary galleries. Showcases and events include: Vivid (AU), White Nights (AU), Stereosonic (AU), Museum of Contemporary art of Montreal (CA), Glastonbury festival (UK), Mapping Festival (CH), Scopitone (France), Athens International Video Art Festival (GR), Live Performers Meeting (Italy), Sonica (Montenegro), AV playground (Austria), Glow Festival (Italy), Creature Live Art (Lithuania), Polymer Culture Factory (Estonia), Burning Mountain Festival (Switzerland), Rainbow Serpent Festival (AU), The Australian Center of Moving Image (AU).
Rose has co-produced and facilitated a number of new media art events with a focus on video and live performance, known as Project Pixel. These events featured a program of technology and visual art workshops in the daytime, followed by artist talks and presentations, and live audio-visual performances in the evening. The objective of Project Pixel was to be community engaging and open access for public participation. They were held as sub-events under the larger umbrella of the following festivals: Pause Fest, The Gertrude Street Projection Festival and Melbourne Fringe Festival.