Skip navigation

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.








a sign in front of a crowd

Northumbria Open Days

Open Days are a great way for you to get a feel of the University, the city of Newcastle upon Tyne and the course(s) you are interested in.

Research at Northumbria

Research at Northumbria

Research is the life blood of a University and at Northumbria University we pride ourselves on research that makes a difference; research that has application and affects people's lives.

NU World

Explore NU World

Find out what life here is all about. From studying to socialising, term time to downtime, we’ve got it covered.

Latest News and Features

An image of people sitting on benches in a park surrounded by trees
Northumbria student signs first major book publishing deal
AHRC banner, showing different people involved doing different activites.
Relief workers walking through rubble in the aftermath of a storm in North Africa.
£1 million funding award supports leading new medical research at Northumbria University
a photo of monsoon rain in a mountainous location
Norman Franklin and Dr Jane Greaves in the OSCE test centre at Northumbria University
More events

Upcoming events

Some prickly Predicaments in Sonification
The Quorn Story

Back to top