© Jessica Karuhanga, The trip, and the fall, and the lost heap of longing, 2014. Photo Henry Chan.
Jessica Karuhanga holds a BFA honors specialization in studio arts from The University of Western Ontario and a MFA from University of Victoria. Her work has been featured in exhibitions at Open Space and Deluge Contemporary (Victoria), Art Mûr (Montréal), and Whippersnapper Gallery (Toronto). She has performed at The Ministry of Casual Living (Victoria), and in Toronto at The Theatre Centre Pop-Up and the OCADU Student Gallery.
I draw on everyday rituals and moments, witnessed and experienced, exploring the emotive and affective propensity and possibility of these sites to evolve into meaningful embodied performances, drawings, and videos. These varied pulses or modes of expression are at once self-reflexive and reflective of one another other and the unfolding and multi-layered cultural locations I inhabit. My role is that of a visual and aural mark-maker, burrowing, borrowing and collaging materials (a sound, an object, a gesture) from the daily refuse I encounter. I envision my current wave of work and its internal performative spine as potential sites of redemption, meditation, and reflection.Jessica Karuhanga
11:45 PM curated by Kate Barry
Over the course of hours, days or longer the performer and the audience can experience a physical, mental, spiritual and/or emotional transformation. Durational performance functions to bring the performer and the audience into the moment; time is made palatable and visceral.