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Josephine Rock

About the Artist

Josephine Rock's interdisciplinary practice encompasses sculpture, film, performance, text, and photography. Her working methodology is research-led, like that of an investigative journalist, pursuing wide-ranging concerns from the amplification of power relations connecting the body and technology within online communities of ‘Doxy Spotters,’ to the co-option of mindfulness by the US army

Josephine completed her BA at University for the Creative Arts, Farnham. Recent exhibitions include Micromégas (Crypt Gallery, London), When Our Lips Speak Together (James Hockey Gallery, Farnham) and Prefix is Post (Lewisham Arthouse, London). She is a nominee for Platform Graduate Award 2018 (Aspex, Portsmouth).

Fully Mad And Completely Credible

Fully Mad And Completely Credible explores how our sense of self is fabricated via a network of objects, ideas and experiences. While our encounters in virtual space confer a sense of multiplicity and fluidity, our identities often remain bound to tangible bodies and specific circumstances. Futurity is haunted by ghosts, and agency can be found in obsolescence. As our relationships with objects and images are being transformed through new technologies, they communicate with us in a kind of ‘techno-animism.’ The inanimate comes to life, returning us to an archaic state of being, where images are endowed with divine powers, and even rocks might have names.

  

 

 

 

 

 

 


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