Jess Johnson

Residency Program

Exchange Residency Program (International creators from abroad)

update: 2019.9.17

Jess Johnson

Participating ProjectExchange Residency Program (Creators from abroad)
Activity BasedAustralia
Period2013.5 - 2013.7
Purpose of the residency

My main objectives for the residency are cultural immersion, research and production of new work. I am drawn to Japan's hyperdrive approach to technology as well as its radical subcultures. Japan as a country imbues cultural progress with technological innovation, creating a cultural atmosphere of exciting momentum and synergy. As someone who is heavily inspired by future worlds and speculative visions in their art practice, I believe the dynamic energy of Tokyo city will be a conduit in creating new hybrid channels in my work.

Plan during the residency

I intend to research Manga techniques in relation to the technical production of my own drawings. I also intend to directly engage with artistic communities and seek out fandom subcultures that remain relatively unknown in Australia. 

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