Her work exposes the perceptions of the Other as weighted responsibility in need of retort. Skirting social activism by gesturally and texturally ascertaining new ground for politicized territories manifest through performance, film, installation, sculpture, print & text. This process is focused on the interrogation of materials, rearticulating them to expose gaps in both visual and linguistic habits.
Jade is the recipient of the Stuart Hall Foundation Scholarship which supports her PhD (via MPhil) at IBAR, UCLan, and the development of her work from her black diasporic perspective in the North of England. Jade Montserrat works through performance, drawing, painting, film, installation, sculpture, print and text.
< Jade Montserrat, Shadowing Josephine/Revue, filmed by Matthew Noel-Tod, Outpost, Norwich, 2016. Ongoing project.
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“Collage won’t change our fragile world, it will mysteriously re-arrange it for you though.” – Jade Montserrat