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Sam Jury, Forever is Never, 2007, continuous loop video projection.

Studio 12
1 Oct – 31 Jan 2010
Photography, video and installation

Sam Jury’s practice examines the psychological impact of mass media and screen based technologies on society’s relationship with reality. Concurrently she explores the gaps and fissures between moving and still imagery, painting and film. Her work originates from staged photographs or documented acts sited in overwhelming or unsettling locations and is completed as large scale photographic prints, digital projections, or projected environments. Through the process of editing she confounds the viewer’s expectations of realism by creating highly manipulated scenes where linear narrative is compressed, compromised or suspended. Hovering between any specific time, place or genre, Jury’s work creates a world made up of associative readings. The aim is to invent an image or space that looks or feels familiar but without discernable context, relying instead on the existence of global or collective memory to measure reaction and meaning.

Jury completed a Fellowship at the Royal Academy Schools, London in 2002 and has lived and worked in both the USA and Middle East. She is now based in the UK. Recent shows include Art After Dark at the Louise Blouin Institute, London, and Invisible Rays at the Rose Museum, USA. A work from her video series Forever is Never was acquired by the Herbert F. Johnson Museum, USA, and will be shown in the museum’s installation space during spring 2010.

Supported by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

The Process Room

Sam Jury’s work was shown in the Process Room, First Floor Galleries, from 6 to 17 January 2010.

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Important Notice


We would like to advise our visitors that our Main Reception area is closed for renovation from 22 April until mid-June.  A temporary reception is open on the ground floor next to the original main entrance. While we prepare to open our next exhibition Hilary Heron: A Retrospective on 24 May, there are two exhibitions to see Derry Film & Video Workshop and Self: Determination: Artists Commissions. IMMA’s gardens and café are open to the public.