Photo: Alex Woodward

Jimmy Robert

Suspended closure, suspended

When we look, how do we objectify the body; how can we reflect on our (self) image as a construction?

What we wrote about it at the time: Jimmy‚Äôs performances are eloquent and limpid: sensitively and suggestively, links between ideas and objects are carefully implied and revealed. They rethink identity, language and selfhood as an ongoing process, rather than a pre-construction we must adopt wholesale.  With subtle mimicry and quotation, restrained gestures and language, Jimmy makes visible the vulnerability of bodies: of how through a subtle form of feedback, the body becomes an image of the social situation it is experiencing, even as it contributes to that situation. 

 

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