Jenny Johnston

Artist Statement

Using natural materials such as willow and found objects I create narratives and characters that blend into their environment. I work with masks, puppets and object theatre to create installations and performances in both rural and urban locations.

Previous work has included working in a German forest using materials from the land to create a site-specific performance. I also work with communities and schools using masks and puppets to promote interdisciplinary approaches to street performance, learning and art.

Currently I am working on a creative exploration of the associative aspects existing between sound and its visual context within performance. I am interested in the nature and significance of sound as performance object.