Glitch.mirror (2020) development

Working with aesthetics of excess and multiplicity presented online, Chelsea Coon and Jessica Laraine Williams conceived of digital performance glitch.mirror (2020) in attempts to grasp the separated unknowns of the moment, despite which there persists the human desire to connect and make meaning. 

glitch.mirror (2020) will be available for viewing online on the 25th of November at 0900 AEST.

Jessica Laraine Williams is an artist, writer and researcher. Her current projects interrogate posthuman methods and critical identity practices in art. Chelsea Coon is a performance artist and writer whose performances utilise endurance to reconsider limits of the body through its various orientations to space and time.

In collaboration with Chelsea, an established performance artist, Jess will develop her newly unfurling experimentations in performance art practice and documentation. In collaboration with Jess, an established transdisciplinary artist who has worked with digital and web-based components, Chelsea will learn more about the potentials, confluences and generative implications of online presentation.

Early concept sketches and discussion for glitch.mirror (2020). In between two lockdowns, Chelsea Coon and I had binged the entire season of Tiger King in one sitting. I awoke at 3am alone on the couch, covered in the detritus of late snacking, marveling at the thing we had just witnessed. We began the artistic collaboration a week or so later, with a particular confluence of aesthetic cues in mind.

Chelsea Coon and Jessica Laraine Williams, glitch.mirror (2020), Digital performance (still with post-production). Colour. Sound. Courtesy of the artists.