The way in which Ruth Pelopida works is subtle and interventional: by slightly altering everyday objects she upsets the familiarity of daily objects and processes.
One Night Stay is part of a series of works of intervention. During one-night stays in a Cardiff hotel she embroidered the bed sheets with her name and initials. After her departure the sheets would be washed and the bed remade for future guests to sleep in. It was her intention to subvert the cycle of distribution and use of the sheets and alter the identity of a usually anonymous object and the user response to it.
Ruth Pelopida was educated in Cardiff from 1994-7, and continued to establish her working practice here.