Sarah Jones, (b. Australia,1982) is an artist, writer and curator
based in Tasmania. 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 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.