Casey Jenkins

Australian performance- and installation artist

01.09.2017   - 31.10.2017

Casey Jenkins is an internationally-acclaimed performance-, installation- and community engagement artist exploring concepts of intimacy and identity and the interplay between modes of power; individual and institutional, perceived and concrete. The impact of the artist’s work ranges from meditative to disruptive; it has been presented in traditional and non-conventional spaces worldwide. Jenkins’ often attempts to redefine structures of power and influence through disciplines such as street-art and experimental performance, aiming to destabilize authorship and ownership by inviting audience collaboration.

Jenkins co-founded radical craft groups Craft Cartel and Knit Your Revolt, subverting and honoring art techniques often disparaged as “women’s work” with street-art, group workshops and participatory performances. Jenkins’ art has been featured in documentaries, news articles, academic papers and hard copy art publications worldwide. Jenkins appeared at the 2016 Festival of Live Art in Melbourne and presented durational performance sMother at the 2016 Venice International Performance Art Week.

Waste Not – Casey Jenkins
November 2nd 2017, 1-8 PM, SomoS presented ‘Waste Not,’ a durational performance piece by Casey Jenkins concluding a 2-month residency at SomoS. A slow-build performance and installation over the course of 6 hours, culminating in a 10-minute audience participation segment and, finally, a short artist talk and Q&A session.