Thu 23 Nov 2017
Somerset House Studios

Dream Actions: Jade Montserrat in conversation with Erica Scourti

Thu 23 Nov 2017
18.45 - 20.45
New Wing

A three part series hosted by Studios resident Erica Scourti, exploring how to live according to personal and collective ideals, and what actions we take to live by them.

How do we read bodies and how is this body to be read? 

Jade Montserrat

For the second Dream Actions artist Jade Montserrat will join Erica Scourti in conversation talking through some of her work across drawing, painting, performance, film, and text. Montserrat works at the intersection of art and activism, interrogating these mediums with the aim to expose gaps in our visual and linguistic habits. Together they will discuss recurring themes in her work, including her notion of Affectionate Movement, ecologies of care, critique of institutions and structural oppression and the demands placed on bodies within and outside the performance space.


Jade Montserrat lives and works in Scarborough, North Yorkshire and is the Stuart Hall Foundation practice-based PhD candidate at The Institute for Black Atlantic Research, The University of Central Lancashire (2017-). She graduated from the Courtauld Institute of Art in 2003 and Norwich University of the Arts in 2010.

Recent selected screenings, performances and presentations include: Arnolfini, and Spike Island, Bristol (2017), Alison Jacques Gallery (2017) and Princeton University (2016). Montserrat works collaboratively with artist and performance collectives including Network 11, Press Room, the Conway Cohort, Rainbow Tribe: Affectionate Movement and Ecology of Care. She is the recipient of the Jerwood Drawing Prize student award (2017). 


Thu 18 Jan 2018 - Collective Responses: screening and discussion. Speakers to be confirmed.