Ruth Proctor works across a number of mediums – sculpture, installation, performance, video, 16mm film and works on paper. Simultaneously playing with a physical and conceptual connection to the use of material, gesture and form, Proctor’s works often examine notions of luck and failure positioned within the context of potential and chance.
Common to all her artworks are themes of time and space. Proctor trained as an ice-skater, and this can be sensed in the works she now creates: of performance and spectacle, action and reaction, repetition and the capturing of the fleeting moment.
Beyond the gallery, Ruth’s previous works have been created in sites as diverse as car parks, sports pitches and ice rinks. Often playing with the potency of the temporary event she positions objects, ideas and figures in spaces to create new relationships between audience and performer.