Jessica Curry (UK)

Jessica Curry

Participant in

  • CologneOFF IV – Here We Are!
    4th edittion of Cologne Online Film Festival 2008
  • 2008 – VAD – Video Art Database
  • 2008 – VIP – VideoChannel Interview
  • 2007 – SIP – SoundLAB Interview
  • 2007 – SoundLAB – Edition V – soundStory – sound as a tool for storytelling curated by Melody Parker-Carter
  • 2006 – SoundLAB – edition04.h. m’scape 07
  • short bio:
    As a classically trained composer Curry’s work fuses traditional instruments and orchestration with innovative applications of digital technology, and often deals with enabling people to perceive everyday situations, sounds and objects in a new way.
    She is particularly interested in taking sound and music out of the concert and gallery space and into unexpected locations, and is driven by beauty, communicativeness, intelligence and rigour. These ideals have influenced her work throughout her career. Although her work is experimental in nature, it is very important to Curry’s working practice to keep the concepts of
    audience, engagement and communication in mind. Her work tends to be contemplative in nature; it is often specifically themed but she hopes the audience will form their own conclusions. She has a particular fascination for the human voice, and has composed many pieces which include speech, singing, whispers, sighs and cries.

    She completed her training at the National Film and Television School where she developed a passion for the merging of image, movement and music. She was then awarded a place on the European Media Artist Exchange Programme, speanding a life-changing two months in Germany where her love affair with digital media began.

    Since then she has received commissions, residencies, grants and awards from organisations such as the ICA, The Wellcome Trust, The Royal Society of Arts, Phoenix Arts, PVA, Werkleitz Gesellschaft, Arts Council of England, LabCulture, Hull Time Based Arts, Gallery of the Future, Arts and Technology Partnerships, Warwick University Choir and the Kulturelle Filmforderung
    Sachsen Anhalt.