Adam Farrugia White

Adam Farrugia White

I work autobiographically using image, artefact, text and installation. My work is a means of documenting and understanding relationships, and evoking the presence of absence. The artefacts in my work offer a record of a moment when something took place, and also perhaps the associated emotions. My use of language – whether in the title or in the work itself – provides further insight into the subject and alludes to plural readings of the artefacts.

I have been studying on the Fine Art programme at Cardiff School of Art and Design, Cardiff Metropolitan University since 2014, and moved to the city two years ago from Barry, where I was born.  Studying in Cardiff has given me the opportunity to be part of a cooperative cultural community, through which it has been possible to involve myself in creative projects with such charities as Pride Cymru. Once I have graduated, I expect to move on to San Francisco to study on the Contemporary Curatorial Practice MA programme at the California College of the Arts.

Project

The first Italian phrase I learnt was ‘Il gelato non è una colazione’ ‘(ice cream is not breakfast’). I wonder why I settle on this phrase, but it underscores the role of language on my trip, and spurs me to wanting to document it as a means to understand / translate desire (beyond ice cream) as a body of words. My time in Venice will be an opportunity to further work on literary projects. Tangentially, I hope that something will resonate in this work from spending time with James Richards’ reflections on the breaking of the male voice.