Waiting Out, 2017 is a solo performance for FIX17 and was commissioned by Catalyst Arts, Belfast. In the performance Johnston creates a tension between objects and her body through physical actions. Natural actions are extended beyond themselves to strike up images that create a tension between the audience and performer. Johnson explores physical states of responsiveness formed in relation to the actualities of specific situations at the moment of making.
|Credit Line||IMMA Collection: Purchase, 2021|
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Northern Irish artist Sandra Johnston uses performance and installation to explore the aftermath of trauma through acts of commemoration as forms of testimony and empathetic encounter. Johnston is a co-founder of collectives including CATALYST ARTS and BBEYOND. She completed a PhD research project ‘Beyond Reasonable Doubt: An Investigation into Concepts of Doubt, Risk and Testimony Explored Through Consideration of Performance Art Processes in Relation to Systems of Legal Justice’ in 2013.View Artist
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