This is Jessica’s website. Her practice combines design for performance with visual art in a variety of media, especially sculpture. She often collaborates with sound artist Louie O’Grady on installations and other works with an audio element. See: www.louiejesse.com. For more info or just to say hello write to: jessicamautner [at] gmail.com .
I am a multidisciplinary artist, whose work is often a political response to place, space, history and community. Practising mainly in the forms of large scale sculpture, audiovisual installation, and public realm intervention, I regularly collaborate with a sound artist (as louie+jesse), as well as performers and activists. I am interested in the interplay between personal body and external space, including the negotiation and subversion of built and planned environments by maleable organic forms. Texture is often the starting point in my materials-based experimental practice, where process is key. My work is made and experienced through kinaesthetic and tactile responses.