University of Hertfordshire

Ms Samantha Jury

Samantha Jury

Ms Samantha Jury

Postal address:
University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, Hertfordshire
United Kingdom

Overview

Samantha Jury is an interdisciplinary artist whose work explores the psychological impact of film-based imagery and how its ubiquity shapes our understanding of society and self. Jury works across the medias of photography, video, sound and installation, whilst navigating the gaps and fissures between moving and still imagery. In her most recent works, Jury has been examining depictions of trauma and event within the framework of ‘suspended traumas’; the idea that dramatic/traumatic incidents from the past are continually replayed in the media in detachment from specific moment or place. This includes depictions of impending events such as those caused by environmental and climate extremes. When exhibited, her work is presented as installation, and her video works are often shown as projected into 3-forms, or site-responsively in non-gallery contexts.

A significant aspect of Jury’s practice involves collaboration with partners from other disciplines. Recent projects include those with choreographers, writers and psychologists. Since 2012 she has been working with psychologist Prof. Christian Klöckner, at Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Norway on a number of projects that explore the effect of the visual arts on perceptions of climate change. This work is now the focus of a major four-year research project funded by the Norwegian Research Council.

Jury’s work has been exhibited extensively, including the Broad Art Museum, Lansing, USA, Stephen Haller Gallery, New York, Capa Kortárs Fotográfiai Központ, Budapest, and the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, where she was artist in resident from 2009 -10. In 2011, she was the Ruth Ann Perlmutter Resident Artist at the Rose Art Museum, USA, which culminated in a solo show of video works, Coerced Nature, at the museum in 2013. Jury’s work has been funded by Arts Council England, The Elephant Trust and the Social Sciences Arts and Humanities Institute. She has work in major private and public collections

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