Richard John Jones
The Philomela Series: Part 1
The Philomela Series is a new body of work that uses the Greek mythological figure of Philomela to examine the potentialities of the voice and, when silenced, alternative forms of communication. In the myth, Philomela turns to tapestry to tell her story and as such, Jones’ project takes textile as a central theme. The installation uses a series of works that are presented as scenography for a new performance work that will be debuted at FLAM alongside a sound piece featuring the actress, Jacqueline Press.
This installation has been supported by AkzoNobel Art Foundation (The Netherlands), Get Lost Art Foundation (The Netherlands), Hospitalfield (Scotland), The Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA) (Ireland), Neverneverland (Amsterdam), The 17th Tallinn Print Triennial (Estonia), and Kunsthal Aarhus (Denmark).
Jones is a graduate of Central Saint Martins, London and the Sandberg Instituut, Amsterdam and until 2012 was a co-director of Auto Italia South East, London. His work has been recently commissioned for the 17th Tallinn Print Triennial, Estonia, and the Get Lost Art Route 2018, The Netherlands, and has been shown at the Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA), Ireland, Museum of Modern Art, Medellin (MAMM), Colombia, the EYE Film Museum, The Netherlands, Rond Point Projects Room, France, SPACE, UK and the Gwangju Biennial, Korea, in collaboration with AA Bronson. He was recently the recipient of the Freud Project Residency, IMMA, Ireland.