Jerwood Lates: I dreamed I called you on the telephone

28 – 29 May 2021

5pm - 5pm

Online Event

Tune in for an online screening of Bry­ony Gillard’s moving-image commission for Jerwood Solo Presentations 2021 which we’re making available to stream for 24 hours.

I dreamed I called you on the telephone is a new moving-image work which considers loss, illness and time under late capitalism. Bringing together extracts from poetry, first-person accounts and the artist’s own writing, it ruminates on the intensely singular experience of sickness and grief when living in a world that keeps on moving around you.

About the artist

Bryony Gillard works across writing, workshops, performance, video and exhibition-making to reflect upon events, creatures and ideas that refuse to be categorised. In her work she creates a space for genealogies of intersectional feminist practice that are elusive, messy and thoroughly entangled in contemporary concerns.

Bryony is an artist, curator and educator based in Bristol. She graduated with an MFA from the Dutch Art Institute, School for Art Praxis in 2015. Her work was included in the Tate touring exhibition Virginia Woolf: an exhibition inspired by her writings (2018) and she was awarded the 2019 Royal Albert Memorial Museum artist commission to create Unctuous Between Fingers which has also been shown at The Holden Gallery, Manchester; Cinema Maison, BB15, Linz; TBA21 Academy, Venice; and Arnolfini, Bristol (2019-20). Recent solo and two-person exhibitions include: A new commission with University of Bristol’s Postgraduate Research Department and Brigstow Institute (forthcoming, 2021); Slippery Bodies, FLATLAND projects, Hastings (2019); Bau-bo-bad performance, De Pimlico Projects, London (2019); and A cap, like water, transparent, fluid yet with definite body, Peninsula Arts, Plymouth and Turf Projects, Croydon (2017-18). She is an associate lecturer at the University of Gloucestershire and facilitates creative workshops for adults and young people.

The event is 20 minutes long and available to stream with English language captions on Vimeo from 5pm, Friday 28 May until 5pm, Saturday 29 May. Register via Eventbrite to receive the link directly to your inbox an hour before we start the broadcast, here.

We want to make sure that our online events programme is welcoming and accessible. Please contact us if you would like to discuss how we can support you to virtually attend and enjoy this online event or if you have any feedback on the accessibility of our work. You can contact us via email at [email protected] or telephone +44 (0)7944 903 882. Learn more about the access support available, here.

This online event is free to attend:

Bryony Gillard, I dreamed I called you on the telephone, 2021 (still). Courtesy the artist.
Bryony Gillard, I dreamed I called you on the telephone, 2021 (still). Courtesy the artist.