JILL ORR (Australia)

Photography exhibition, installation and live performance "The Promised Land".

Images © Monika Sobczak

Lives and works in Melbourne (Australia).


Orr is best known for her works in performance, photography, video and installation that often explore the body, and its positioning within social, political and environmental contexts. While Orr’s works are predominantly site-specific, the recordings are regarded as equally significant aspects of her working practice. Her work centres on issues of the psycho-social and environmental where she draws on land and identities as they are shaped in, on and with the environment be it country or urban locales. She grapples with the balance and discord that exists at the heart of relations between the human spirit, art and nature. Jill Orr has delighted, shocked and moved audiences through her performance installations which she has presented in cities such as Paris, Beijing, Hong Kong, Amsterdam, Antwerp, New York, Toronto, Quebec City, Graz, Hong Kong, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Brisbane from the late nineteen seventies to now.

At VENICE INTERNATIONAL PERFORMANCE ART WEEK Jill Orr will present a photography exhibition, the live performance and installation "The Promised Land", and talk about "Space, Place and Performance from an Australian context".


Courtesy of the artist and Jenny Port Gallery.



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