DEFIBRILLATOR is proud to present

performance SAT 10.18.14 @ 8PM

FEMALE BODY workshop TUE 10.21.14 @ 1-7PM
$20 requested donation | $10 for students read more…

POPPY JACKSON makes actionist work exploring the female body as an autonomous zone.


JACKSON’S paintings and live performances apply a grunge aesthetic to the WESTERN iconographic tradition, using a methodology of violence as creative and transformational catalyst. her practice spans drawing, printmaking, painting, performance and video. JACKSON’S ongoing collaboration with NINA ARSENAULT aims to ‘explode gender through mind, body and spirit’. her current research considers the menstruating body as inherently performic.

POPPY received a BA (HONS) in visual performance from DARTINGTON COLLEGE of ARTS in 2005, and later earned her MA in performance making from GOLDSMITHS UNIVERSITY. her work has been supported by ARTS COUNCIL ENGLAND and the BRITISH COUNCIL and presented internationally, including at THE BARBICAN and WHITECHAPEL GALLERIES (LONDON), ARNOLFINI (BRISTOL), BLACK BOX (BELFAST), PROJECT ARTS CENTRE (DUBLIN), KUNSELFORUM (COLOGNE), FLUXUS MINISTERIA (KAUNAS), FEM FESTIVAL (GIRONA), MUSEUM of NEW ART (DETROIT) and GRACE EXHIBITION SPACE (NEW YORK). POPPY was recently guest editor of BLUD ZER0 COLLECTIVE’S first E-ZINE and her written work will be published in the ‘OUI PERFORMANCE BOOK’ later this year.

POPPY acts as a mentor to graduates from NORWICH UNIVERSITY of the ARTS and has been invited to teach, present talks and give workshops at arts spaces and universities. she regularly curates events and facilitates professional development projects for emerging artists. she is PROJECT DIRECTOR of LIMINAL BODIES, the international network of nomadic artists; she also runs SITE SPACE, a monthly site responsive event. POPPY is an ASSOCIATE ARTIST of ]performance s p a c e [ in LONDON.

this performance forms part of the US/UK project TRANSATLANTIC PERFORMANCE PRACTICE, funded by ARTS COUNCIL ENGLAND and THE BRITISH COUNCIL through the ARTISTS’ INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT FUND awarded to POPPY JACKSON. view the project blog at t-p-p.tumblr.com