On Wednesday 23 November Sandra Johnston will present a new live work for The Performance Studio based upon her observations of situations in Peckham. The work extends Johnston’s ongoing investigation of processes of improvisation, the assemblage of found objects, a gradual accumulation of images, and the formation of latent relationships between these objects and gestures. Using this material and her own body she will explore the geographic and psychological sensitivities uncovered from the local area.
Sandra Johnston is a visual artist from Northern Ireland, working in the areas of site-responsive performance actions, installations and drawing. Her performances centre around the notion of territory. Johnston has presented work internationally since 1992 including inoffensive performance/installation commissioned by South London Gallery, 2002, Afterwardsperformance/installation commissioned by Bluecoat Gallery, as part of the 4th Liverpool Biennial, 2004, Conduct Best Calculated for Obtaining Victory, 2-part video installation, Northern Irish Pavilion at the 51st Venice Biennale, 2004 and Cause Effect, solo performance as part of SOLO performance weekend, curated by Brian Catling & Emily Smith at Modern Art Oxford, 2011.
Johnston is currently senior lecturer in Fine Art at Northumbria University, England