Artist Biography

Gemma Gore is a visual artist, educator and writer based in Southampton, UK. Gemma’s work creates intimate, sensuous spaces of unknowingness through storytelling, drawing, video, installation and conversation and works in various collaborative forms. Grounded in positions of multiplexity, queer ecology and radical vulnerability concerned with exploring dialogue throughout the questions: How can we all be different together and build trust? How can we care all the time? What possibilities might digital technologies present to aid us back towards ourselves and earth? Awarded Arts Council England Develop Your Creative Practice fund in 2021 for self-initiated R&D project Tender. Exhibitions include John Hansard Gallery (Southampton, UK), Irish Museum of Modern Art (Dublin, Ireland), Ormston House (Limerick, Ireland) and Station Independent Projects (New York, USA).

Artist Statement

Language feels simultaneously awkward and compelling. Water as a metaphor of being. 
         What can I remember?
Weaving together oscillations of analogue, hand made/IRL experiences and digital processes and encounters, I work in relation to specific relationships, contexts and situations hoping to build a symphony of awareness, where utterances of the physical and psychic capacities of (human) body/s are reposed. Thinking through feelings, images, sounds, moods. 
         Gulping calm, anticipation permeates.
I work with people, text, drawing, materials and video towards an ongoing research of body/s within landscape/earth. Reaching through the gulf of distance, through water, in all its fluent forms, connecting to every body within the body.
         Stones, leaves, soil, mucus, heavy breath.
Living in exile from earth, how to unlearn individualism and draw closer towards shared knowledge, metaphor and open-ended notions of selfhood? How to collectively imagine beyond this now?

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