Born in Italy in 1993 and based in Naarm/Melbourne, Rudi Williams' practice as an artist, photographer and teacher is centred around learning historic and contemporary image-making processes to create works from her archive of analogue and digital photographs that she has been accumulating since 2008. Williams' exhibitions often pair, and contrast photographs taken at different times, in disparate places, with varying photographic forms to contemplate her own history, identity and heritage in relation to the universal concepts of memory, pace, the passing of time and the archive. Her photographs are elliptical and layered, often depicting reflections, visual anomalies, distorted architectural details and residue of human presence on surfaces. These individual works are woven together to construct site specific installations; constellations that dissect the mechanisms of photography as sculptural forms to reference the history and legacy of representation and the context images are read in.
In 2022 Williams made a debut short experimental film “Breath” with pianist and composer Grace Ferguson. The film uses a blend of super 8 and digital formats to coalesce with high and low fidelity sound recordings of compostions made by Ferguson between 2017-2020.
Her stills photography practice extends to public commissions, portraiture, documentation and camera operation. She consults on select historic photographic processes. Previous clients include: Shelley Lasica, Darren Sylvester, Metro Tunnel and Liquid Architecture.