Theatre Review of SPILL Festival of Performance
Article by Lynn Gardner
Feature includes video by Shona Hamilton, 'Site' was part of the SPILL Showcase 2015
The Evening Standard
Interview with Jackson on the media response to 'Site'
"I think it has 'confused' people because I am celebrating my body in a way that is not sexually objectifying such as we are so accustomed to, whilst also critiquing why and how shame is layered upon the female body."
Naked Artist on East London Roof Wanted to Celebrate the Power the Body Holds
Interview by Hannah Al-Othman
Article by Samuel Osborn
"The zine explores the link between creativity and sexuality, the notion of threshold, liminal space in relation to the vagina, as well as the current movement towards the reclaiming of ownership of female sexuality."
Poppy Jackson, Guest Editor
Independent, international and intelligent news coverage, from breaking stories to agenda-setting campaigns and comment.
Article by Christopher Hooton
Dazed & Confused Magazine
Fashion Art Music Film
Article by Jade Jackman
Cultural platform introducing a new, creative and cooperative voice into the mainstream.
"My mother was an artist and my father a hospital porter, so I grew up captivated both by painting and human physiology. My artwork combined these interests, with the bulk of my output being figurative drawings and paintings that amalgamated inner and outer elements..."
Editor: Philomena Epps
PERFORMANCE IS ALIVE
Presenting the Work of Contemporary Performance Artists & Actionists
"I am pleased to feature the work of UK based performance artist, Poppy Jackson. Jackson presents actionist based performance works that explore the autocratic female body"
By Quinn Dukes
New York arts journal and website for the discussion and exploration of performance art
"Both you and I are exploring the world and everything that has come before us through our bodies in our time, in our space. No one can tell us how to do this or that we are doing it wrong. There are no benchmarks, no one has ever lived in our bodies, here and now. Watching you reclaim your body from the violent histories of misogyny and patriarchy was so inspiring and gave me courage to dream of other ways of being. I will hold onto this lightness "
By Benjamin Sebastian
LONDON CITY NIGHTS
Restock, Rethink, Reflect: Live Art & Feminism
"It’s a hell of a neat bit of performance art, the room practically pulsating with the energy of traumatic memories, aesthetics that straddle the line between erotic/grotesque and a constant sense of danger."
Review by David C James
G. M. Peterson
A DECLARATION OF EMPOWERMENT THROUGH THE FEMALE BODY
"Not only is the female body socially autonomous, but it is geographically as well, maintaining a level of “borderless-ness” communicated by the self-sufficient gestures that Jackson employs; within a single frame, point A and point B are depicted -- vastness, in spite of its changing environment, can still exist within a single body."
An analysis of Poppy Jackson's performance at Defibrillator Gallery
By G. M. Peterson
THE SMOKE London’s Best Arts & Culture
"In 6 words, imagine a manifesto for the art of the future:
Radical, inclusive, performic, spiritual, living, unhouseable"
Six Industry Insiders, Six Questions Poppy Jackson Artists Profile
Interviewed by Arts Editors Liz Weber and Constanza Beltrami
Australia's Critical Guide to International Contemporary Arts
"The sensory seduction of Poppy Jackson’s Untitled stuns. Amid birdsong, smells of melting wax and poster paint, a woman with red bunting wrapped round wrists balances on a birthday cake in the yellowy light of a summer’s day"
Review by Marie-Anne Mancio
QCA Photography New York Tour 2014
"Im constantly surprised by my own body and what it does, the cycles it goes through, how it changes and how it feels, how it goes through life and experiences, what it is capable of and not capable of. All these things really fascinate me. And also the other side of that is how my female body is perceived in this culture and society. Like walking down the street and how that is read and how Im perceived. A lot of that I find really difficult, like there is a whole culture of the female body being something to look at."
By Skye Fordham
"In Poppy Jackson’s Television Lounge, the nude performer stands tall, upright, facing the corner of the room whilst what appears to be menstrual blood trickles down her legs. Her body sighs and sways as it stands, (un)still. This isn’t a statue, cast of bronze or iron, but a living, breathing entity; gentle muscular movements appear with each breath."
Cultural showcase for arts and business
“A highlight is Poppy Jackson, a performance artist, who gives a bodily show involving thick, black, treacle-like paint and her hair. Commanding her audience throughout the performance, she appears stoic and in control, using the walls of the cell as her canvas, though remaining within them, raising questions of power and heightening the relationship of the audience and the artist.”
Review of Women's Cell
By Alexandra Unger
Site (Above image)
SPILL Festival of Performance, London 2015
Photo: Emma Møller