Richard John Jones - 2019
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Kvk nummer: 73131113
BTW nummer: NL002466356B58
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Paraperformance, 2018. Artist's book. 102 pages in 5 colour Risograph printing - 190 x 260 mm - Edition of 170.
With contributions from: Denise Ferreira Da Silva, Calogero Giametta, Caspar Heinemann, Francesc Ruiz, and Jessica.
Published by Immixtion Press (Marseille) with the support of Kunsthal Aarhus and Mécènes de Sud.
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KW - Berlin
Auguststrasse 69

Lugemik - Tallinn
Põhja puiestee 35

South London Gallery - London
65-67 Peckham Road

San Serriffe - Amsterdam
Sint Annenstraat 30
National Idiom, 2019. Performance, duration 15 mins. Poppositions on invitation from Feeelings, Brussels.
After 8 Books - Paris
31 Passage de Ponceau
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Transparency Series: Discretion Machines, 2019.
180 x 150 x 500 cm
Epoxy, found objects, printed chiffon, aluminium profile.
Commissioned for the exhibition "De Stad De Stad" at Garage Rotterdam, curated by Bas Hendrikx
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"Taste and Shame" (2018) and the fabric prints "Valley of Unrest", "Subjects", "Painfully Alone", and "Trigger" (all 2018)
Installation for the event "Perspectives" at Kunstfort Vijfhuizen, 2019.
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The fabric prints "Valley of Unrest", "Subjects", "Painfully Alone", and "Trigger" (all 2018), "Women's Work" (2019).
Installation views of "Fittings" at Chaos Magic, Nottingham 2019.
An exhibition of work by Richard John Jones & Sebastian Sochan curated (and inaugurated with a ritual) by Joseph Winsborrow

Images by Reece Straw
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National Idiom (Open Rehearsal), 2019. Performance as part of a "Work In Common" residency at Primary, Nottingham.
Duration 25 mins.

Documentation of an open rehearsal of National Idiom at Primary, Nottingham, on the impact of technology on the body, working through and against systems of constraint and control, drawing on the folk tradition of East-Lancashire clogging.

About the work:
National Idiom is a work in progress by Jones that draws on the folk tradition of East-Lancashire clogging to explore the impact of technology on the body, working through and against systems of constraint and control. Emerging from the cotton mills in the 19th century, where women would tap along to the relentless rhythms of the mechanised looms, clogging is a symbol of the deeply interwoven histories around textile production, local cultural idioms, and feelings of belonging. This work, which is in development, intends to contextualise the various historical ‘rediscoveries’ of folk traditions within the current context of a resurgence of nationalisms in post-industrial regions in Europe and elsewhere. Clogging and other folk expressions are both extremely specific whilst also being deeply interconnected and shared amongst many regions and cultures across the world. At the heart of this work is an understanding of the connection between the development of technology, particularly the mechanical loom and early computers, and the effect these developments have had upon bodies and subjectivities. This particular development included field recordings and interviews with workers employed in contemporary engineering and manufacturing industries in the Nottighamshire area. The clogging routines were done through workshops with the Greenwood Cloggers.

Performed by Richard John Jones and Eva Susova.
With thanks to the Greenwood Cloggers and Dacol Engineering.

Images: Reece Straw
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The Nightmare Having A Nightmare (After Ingo Swann), 2017.
Printed canvas/satin polyester, steel scaffolding, camouflage netting, Dimensions variable.
Installation view in "Limp" at Emanuel Layr, Vienna, curated by Paul Clinton as part of the "Curated By" festival.
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