Lizzy Rose (b. 1988) is based in Margate in Kent. She has the autoimmune condition Crohns disease and intestinal failure. Over the past year she has been exploring how to use her experience of illness to make work. The video work Sick, blue sea, shown in the final show Gut Feelings in December 2018, was the culmination of several ideas Rose explored throughout her year as an Associate at Open School East. The work follows a fictional narrative spoken by a teenage sperm whale blogging about her chronic nausea. The work links several of Lizzy’s key interests: chronic illness communities online and the culture surrounding them, narrative storytelling, and humour.
Lizzy was an Associate at Open School East in 2018 and has been part of the Crate programming team since 2016. Previously she was Assistant Curator at LIMBO working with artists Matthew de Pulford and Paul Hazelton. In 2019, Rose will spend the majority of the year in hospital but plans to continue working from her hospital bed.