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Arcade Cardiff presents a new work by Newport-based artist Victoria J E Jones, What It Is Rite.

Safe, Victoria J E Jones. Image courtesy of the artist and Arcade Cardiff. Safe, Victoria J E Jones. Image courtesy of the artist and Arcade Cardiff.

This work is building on Jones previous works creating empathic and uplifting experiences. She is interested insense of place andother spaces . Sense of place is the emotional attachment people have to locations. Other spaces are locations where people behave differently unlike everyday situations like being at home.

Past works by the artist include Celestial Cluster (2014), in which the audience and the artist made aMilky Way of LED lights whilst swapping personal stories of separation and reunion and Milky Way chocolate bars. In Polar Exploration (2013) Jones created a multi-sensorial rendering of the polar experience as she imagined it, filled with light and smelling and tasting of mint. It was intended as another space of contemplation for some, of play for others.

In common with these past works, What It Is Rite will explore the human condition and the fragility of human relationships. In particular the tipping point between feeling safe and unsafe. Safe and unsafespaces can be found in our every day experiences. A physical location, a word or a gesture can delineate the transition from feeling safe to unsafe and back again. These ideas will be explored through a light installation, an audio work and a dance performance.

Victoria J E Jones presents 'What It Is Rite' at Arcade Cardiff from 22 January 12 February 2016. There will be an open performance of the work on 6 February at 3pm.