Trilogy – We create the image together

Performer: Jill Orr

Synopsis: This new work is a trilogy of performed images which are evocative of Pagan rites, that gradually bare the body with a haunting present that does not go away.
Jill Orr has delighted, shocked and moved audiences through her performance installations which she has presented in cities such as Paris, Beijing, Hong Kong, Amsterdam, Antwerp New York, Toronto, Quebec City, Graz, Hong Kong, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Brisbane from the late nineteen seventies to now.
Her work centres on issues of the psycho-social and environmental where she draws on land and identities as they are shaped in, on and with the environment be it country or urban locales. Orr’s early iconic work Bleeding Trees led to commissions such as Marriage of the Bride to Art, Raising the Spirits, The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters – Goya and Ash, to name a few works which have contributed to the contemporary cultural landscape. Orr grapples with the balance and discord that exists at the heart of relations between the human spirit, art and nature. Jill Orr was the only Australian artist represented in the inaugural Venice International Performance Art Week, 2012, where she presented The Promised Land to international acclaim.
“Jill Orr is a fiery artist and her work expresses the beauty, power and spiritual depth that is her trademark.” – Helen Vivian, Catalogue essay Jill Orr, Ash – Independent Curator, Producer and Publisher, Director, Artmoves Inc.