Chatum Tanning is Rohanne Udall and Paul Hughes, a self-producing artist duo based in London and Nottingham, UK. Trained in fine art, philosophy, and dance, they have been undertaking artistic, performance and curatorial projects since 2013.
Through a signature irreverence and resourceful wit, our work manipulates the seemingly-banal to produce a sense of possibility and transformation. Provisional formalism rubs against dead-pan humour to create space for troublesome thought. Our process is sensitive to texture, context, history, composition and expectation; we keep things fresh by working with things we don’t already know about. Our commitment to the unjustifiable has continually led us to new and unexpected ways to think about the position, possibilities, and power relations of art.
Over the past 6 years, our work has been produced within and presented across stages, galleries, studios, universities and digital spaces. Our movement across different contexts fosters – and is nourished by – our artistic communities and their diverse understandings of process and politics.
We are currently preoccupied with: acting, board games, drawing, erotics, hosting, institutions, peers, play scripts, undercutting and critique.