Jo Bragg

Aotearoa New Zealand, b.1994

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  • 2016
  • Archival pigment prints
  • Gift of the Friends of Christchurch Art Gallery, 2017
  • 260 x 336mm
  • 2017/005

Jo Bragg makes performance, photography and video works that explore gender, emotions and the body. Their work is sometimes based on an act of endurance, pushing their body to the edge of its limits through holding a pose or even placing themselves in a position of pain. At other times they apply a strategy of intentional misrepresentation, especially in relation to the language of social media. Here, Jo has utilised a public space that appears to be a construction site. Stretched out between two concrete anchor blocks, their body bends, creating a soft shape that disrupts the architectural surrounds and highlights how our bodies are not rigid, but adaptable. This flexibility and the construction site location enhance the idea of the self as fluid and constantly becoming.

(Perilous: Unheard Stories from the Collection, 6 August 2022- )

Exhibition History