Sarah Jones (DAI, 2014) is an artist, writer and curator based in Tasmania (b. Australia,1982). Through first person narrative, both written and performed, her practice explores text as a medium through which critical theory performs as the material of practice. Wherein publishing can be redefined through the embodied event.
Sarah is a current (2016) PhD candidate with the University of New South Wales School of Art and Design. Her research focuses on acts of publishing that may be seen as exemplary forms of an address in which, both artists and audiences, perform as producers and witnesses in a loop of constant desiring. This loop —a particular and complex milieu— is a body in time and space, in which we might explore the dissolution of notions of self.
Since 2011 Sarah has worked collaboratively with Pip O'Brien producing text based installations, video works and artists’ publications. Examining relationships between artists, artworks, and audiences; Jones’ and O’Brien’s works deal with memory, sentimentality, and personal narrative in which text performs a fraught communication between viewer and content. Text, interfering as both image and not-image, is explored as a kind of invitational—obstruction to an audience’s ability to engage comfortably with image-based narrative.
Learn more about Sarah Jones’s written MA thesis: She Who Must Walk Hunched With Fright Towards the Manor Gate in Darkness, Whistling to Her Ghosts all the While: Reticulation and the Self Which Tends Simultaneously Towards Life and Death.
Follow Sarah’s ‘life after DAI’ by means of her website.