Scott Rogers’ practice is situated where idealism and actuality meet. Through sculpture, video, writing, and performance he explores what it means to think impossibilities while enacting inevitabilities. Often this method of working concerns itself with hybrids between historical research, traditional techniques, and digital technologies. Rogers’ recent interests have primarily focused on perpetual motion devices, particularly those built by the eccentric Czech explorer and inventor Jan Welzl.
The 2012 selection panel comprised of Graham Domke (Exhibitions Curator Dundee Contemporary Arts), Caroline Kent (Independent Curator & GSS Programme Advisory Group Member), Dr. Dominic Paterson (Writer, Lecturer University of Glasgow & current GSS Research Resident), Amy Sales (GSS Head of Programme), Laurence Sillars (Senior Curator BALTIC), and Dawn Youll (Artist, GSS Studio Holder & Member & Crafts Programme Producer Cove Park).
Scott Rogers is a Canadian artist based in Glasgow. He has an MFA from the Glasgow School of Art and also studied at the Staedelschule in Frankfurt. His work has been included in exhibitions in New Zealand (St Paul St Gallery, Auckland), Germany (PM Galerie, Berlin), the United States (The Soap Factory, Minneapolis), The UK (National Glass Centre/AV Festival, Sunderland), Japan (The Field Trip Project), and a solo exhibition in Norway (ONO Gallery).
The 2012 Fellowship is generously supported by The Gordon Foundation.