Jo Bragg

Aotearoa New Zealand, b.1994

What does Feminism Mean to You?

  • 2016
  • Archival pigment print
  • Gift of the Friends of Christchurch Art Gallery, 2017
  • 260 x 336mm
  • 2017/004

In 2016, Jo Bragg carried out a solitary performance, Days since and again (so soon), in response to ten questions from members of the Kollektiv Gallery. The artist set up a static video camera to document the work, assuming complete control over the way their body and gender-neutral personal identity is seen by others. The questions were very personal, for example: Where feels like home? What intimidates you? What do you fight for? Bragg’s ten video stills, exhibited initially online and then as a series of photographs, constitute their response. Much of Bragg’s art practice takes place online. Bragg considers the internet as an emotional space for performance, reflection and distribution, frequently using hashtags on their images that refer to different emotional states – inviting the viewer to share both empathy and vulnerability with the artist.

(We do this, 12 May 2018 - 26 May 2019)

Exhibition History