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Gemma Jones

In my practice, I use my body in relation to the notion of materiality to question its limitations and external possibilities. In previous work the body has been used in relation to specific materials to ask questions regarding current feminist and queer perspectives. Influenced by the notion of creating movements/body activities that exceed beyond language and access new unknown areas of our subconscious, I use pre-prepared scores and improvisation in the moment – using extensive research, found images, choreography, pieces of writing, memory as a hidden language and previous body states to influence this improvisation.

In terms of why I practice as an artist, I would say that I am motivated by what gestures, sculptures, and imagery my body can produce in response to time, current politics, audience and collaboration. Furthermore I am also motivated by several questions including: discovering spaces beyond language, the archival of the ephemeral moment of performance and breaking boundaries within the medium to access new possibilities within visual art.