La JohnJoseph is a British born, American educated artist, who works at the intersection of artist film and live performance, investigating the convergence of social class, gender identity, and religious faith in the matrices of social power. A maker of contemporary relics, La JJ explores materiality as a conduit for the immaterial, they use personae to dismantle notions of fixity, and camp to usurp the natural. For the past five years, La JJ has also performed in the guise of their own “identical twin brother,” Alexander Geist.
La JJ has presented performance work across the UK including the Royal Opera House, The Bristol Old Vic, HOME, and the Southbank Centre, as well as internationally, at MoMA (SF), Dixon Place (NY), Deutsche Oper and Martin-Gropius-Bau (Berlin), Fancy Him (Tokyo), La Java (Paris) and the Museu de Arte Contemporânea de Niterói (Rio). They have contributed to group shows in Berlin, London and Manchester, and to literary anthologies in the UK and US.
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Nov . 29 . 2015