Artist Statement

Julia Cunningham is performance artist and post-graduate student. Her practice is largely located in durational performance and writing; currently she is interested in developing a creative methodology which, addresses language as an unconscious and bodily process. Her previous works include Introspection (exhibited at the Lancaster Words Festival), in which the artist locked herself in a translucent box for a number of hours and continually wrote on the walls. The work explored language, death, invisibility and the elusiveness of memory.

 

She performs to memorialize past experience whilst simultaneously occupying the present moment. Julia experiences performance practice through purgatory gestures; she seeks to reveal the intangible and the fleeting through extended periods of writing. Julia's practice teaches her and viewers of the work about the messy, raw and sometimes confusing human condition. 

© 2017 by Julia Cunningham