Jemima Yong makes performance and photographs. Collaboration, experimentation and time are central to her processes. Typically she photographs artists and performance; outside of the theatre this way of seeing is turned out onto performativity in everyday life. Her recent work includes Marathon with JAMS (Oxford Samuel Beckett Theatre Trust Award 2018): a performance about fiction, memory and the hysteria of crowds, and ROOM: an improvised storytelling experience that takes place in the imagination of the audience. She is a member of Documentation Action Research Collective, an associate of Forest Fringe and an alumni of The Curious School of Puppetry.
Whilst in isolation and continuing in the months following, Jemima has been photographing the neighbourhood green from her bedroom window; witnessing how the public space is being shared, the physical impact of social distancing and the variety of activities that have been taking place outside. The work is titled FIELD. The result is a set of fascinating images that map the time from March – July 2020 which she will evolve into a performance presentation with audio performed from news items.
Image Credit: Field. Jemima Yong