Bursary Showcase: James Jordan Johnson
A durational live performance
Artsadmin Bursary artist James Jordan Johnson shares their work at Toynbee Studios.
“Something is Trying to Disappear Me is a durational live performance attempting to unearth, preserve and understand the most capacious vestiges of my interior in relation to material, cultural and familial loss. It is a work in which I think through my childhood recollection of the domestic space through gatherings, phantasmic events, the yard as an archive, and materials that are no longer alive, rotting, withering, or exist but are dissimilar to their former encounter. The performance is a rumination and an inquiry into the slippages, fictitious and illegible spaces of memory that we preserve inside of our interior.”
“It’s been so inspiring working alongside these five artists over the last year. I’ve learned so much from their capacity to adapt, imagine and rest in unimaginable challenges of a pandemic. I see in all five of the Bursary artists an energy to take on an uncertain future and map a new landscape of artistry that leads from curiosity, criticality and hope.”
– Michael Norton
- BSL on request.
- Toynbee Studios is wheelchair accessible and there are wheelchair accessible toilets. Read more about Accessibility at Toynbee Studios.
- The event takes places in the theatre. There is a wheelchair lift to access the stage, if required.
- All toilets at Toynbee Studios are gender neutral in line with our Safer Spaces policy.
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