Using experimental narratives, Jenny Brady’s film works explore ideas around translation, communication and the limitations of language, whilst slowing down our experience of looking at and listening to the moving image. Her works attempt to find potential mutualities between disparate subjects, both human and non-human, through abstract video portraits in which animals often appear as troubling figures of mistranslation. Her works are attentive to the sensory and perceptual conditions of sound, and feature a unique audio-visual grammar, which draws on experimental music and utilizes unexpected rhythms, interruption and commentary to complicate potential readings of the subjects she explores.
Recent presentations include The Political Animal curated by Olga Koroleva, The Showroom, London, As We May Think curated by Alice Butler, IFI, Dublin; November Film Festival, Goldsmiths, London; Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival, Berwick-upon-Tweed, UK; 62nd International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, Germany; and You Ain’t Seen Nothin’ Yet, Beursschouwburg, Brussels and Videonale 15, Kunstmuseum, Bonn. Brady is co-founder / co-curator of PLASTIK Festival of Artists’ Moving Image.
2018 – 2019
Jenny Brady is a recipient of the IMMA 1000 Residency Award. Brady undertook her residency in two stages, the first taking place from Jan – May 2018 and the second part running from November 2018 through until February 2019.
Commenting on her IMMA Residency Award, selected artist Jenny Brady said; “Im so thrilled to have been selected for the IMMA 1000 Residency. It’s come at a critical point in the development of a new film project, and I want to use the time, space and resources as well as the context of IMMA to embrace new, experimental modes of production and presentation for my practice. I think an opportunity like this can really increase the scope and ambition of a project through the level of focus it allows, whilst also challenging and extending the parameters of one’s own methods. I’m very excited to get started.”