Photo: Joseph Ismail in Norfolk, East

Joseph Ismail

Artist, Maker, Researcher

joseph ismail is a multi-disciplinary artist based in norfolk, u.k. his practice is historically contextualised within the crossover between minimalism and conceptualism, with particular reference to time-based work/ideas and the practices of expanded video & film from the 1960s and 1970s to the present day

looking back contemporaneously, ismail's research-led practice seeks to re-appropriate existing readings of historical works, which borders between homage and parody (written 2012)

exploring psychoanalytical and philosophical ideas around subjects such as repetition, rhetoric and activity/passivity, ismail's work seeks a simplicity, to show how these complex subjects are embedded within daily routine, and how they manifest themselves as behaviour, or as 'bodily acts' (written 2010)

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Location Norfolk, East
Artforms / type of project Film & Video, Intervention, Performance, Photography, Text
Tags video, performance, minimalism, conceptualism, documentation, historicity, parody, mediation, photographic representation, language