Kelly Jayne Jones is a Manchester based artist at the University of Manchester making work that combines performance art, installation, sound and music. Influenced by musique concrète, she works with improvisation, graphic scores, instructions, actions, movement, installation-performance, and audience participation/interaction. She has been researching techniques to amplify slate, using rocks and geology as a sound source.
She is interested in creating multi-sensory experiences – sight, sounds, smells, space, interaction, communication and exchange. Her recent work has been based upon the themes of the unconscious and asking how can art have the potential to be a supportive environment to explore visceral emotion, psychological awareness and performance as a site for transformation; interpersonally and communally.
KJJ has collaborations with Hannah Ellul (White Death), Greta Buitkute (Clout then Grappling) and Andie Brown from These feathers have plumes.
She has undertaken residencies at Arnolfini in Bristol UK and Kunstalle Bergen, Norway, commissioned collaborative works with Haris Epaminonda in the duo part wild horses mane on both sides at dOCUMENTA13, Tate Modern, ICA London,SCHIRN KUNSTHALLE FRANKFURT, Point Centre Nicosia. She has had various commissions at CCA Glasgow, Treize Gallery Paris, Borealis Festival, Tectonics contemporary music festival Reykjavik, Hangar Bicocca gallery, Milan and for Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival.