Jo Bragg

wherever our river ran ( i ran to, i ran too) (2016)

2 min 39 secSingle channel / Digital Video / Colour / Sound

A series of abrupt cuts in memory, action and location are connected via the artist's recollections of adolescence.

"Jordana Bragg’s wherever our river ran (i ran to, i ran too) (2016) evokes that most vulnerable of states; childhood. In a series of abrupt cuts of memory, action and location, the artist delivers spoken word recollections of adolescent trauma. Standing and kneeling in a suburban backyard, the artist shivers, trembles and shakes, a compulsive horror at odds with the supposedly safe space of ‘home’... Bragg reworks the past to undermine its power; a resistance through re-enactment, this time with the camera as witness."

Mark Williams from the essay A Little Faith (2017) for Govett Brewster Art Gallery

Other works by Jo Bragg

CIRCUIT is the
leading voice
for artist moving image
in Aotearoa New Zealand,
distributing works,
critical review and
which reflect our unique, contemporary
South Pacific context.