about

Luke Jordan (London, UK)


Works take many forms; experimental sound, live performance, installation, sculpture, photography and video; often combining many of these elements.

I work collaboratively with various artists, performers and musicians, instigating various projects and events which encourage a merging or negation of artistic disciplines, taking place in both institutional and non-institutional spaces.

Speculations upon the temporality of the human as one among many decaying material forms,  haunted by imagined pasts and futures, unexplored territories, communications with the unknown, and by the vast unknowable.

Manifestations of primal and cultural anxieties, in material decay, corruption and impurity; and through the emergence of hybrid, monsterous forms and figures; disrupting the borders of the human, and of 'civilization'.

Live performances are comprised of an anomalous merging of viscerally affective transmissions / discharges / convulsions and sensory forms. The human and the non-human in grotesque entanglement and deformation. Psychosonic actions of detritus, raw materials, repurposed objects, artefacts and technologies, cacophony, spoken words, and unintelligible vocalisations.  Encounters with marginal entities / unclean spirits / demons of irrationality, which act as social, cultural and physical disruptions, agitations and provocations, collapsing the boundaries between inner and outer worlds; seances / possessions / exorcisms / false revelations.  

Experiments in the foregrounding of primordial, primal nature; the non-hierarchical interconnectedness of the world beyond appearances, and the emergence of possibilities from the chaotic disorder of negative active matter; the formation, disintegration or destruction of human identity and subjectivity within a hallucinatory world.


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A lunatic mythology, a frenzied hoard of corrupt forms, grotesque entanglements, degraded technologies, decaying matter and detritus. Bastard materialisations and invocations of a hallucinatory world, manifested by a raging demiurge / unclean spirit / degenerate fool / demon of the irrational. The cacophony and malice of animate objects.


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