Magpie by Robert James Anderson
Chateau Vermont Chapel
A British-born Jersey artist, Robert James Anderson, who recently won the ‘Mercedes Matter and Ambassador Middendorf Award’ for Performance in New York, is returning to Jersey to present his latest performance work MAGPIE.
Robert is currently developing the new piece of work as part of an intensive residency supported by ArtHouse Jersey, at Chateau Vermont. The artist says that the work will be the 'outcome of an extensive and varied creative process' and will be shared at the Chateau Vermont Chapel, in St Saviour.
Described as an 'exploded self-portrait from the perspective of a queer art-maker' the performance seeks to examine masculinity, alienation, aspiration, loneliness, and the mythic/marginalised status of the art-maker as cultural figure. Encompassing many different forms of artwork, the piece will be both a live performance within an evolving multimedia art installation, within the timeframe of a play.