I am a London-based artist and filmmaker who works across video, installation, photography and sound. My practice is informed by theatre, performance and documentary, exploring ideas of fragmentation in relation phenomenological experience and memory.
Investigating notions of circling, repetition, iteration and removal of subject, I aim to see how these may be used to produce new narratives. I am interested in how we translate emotion and experience through word, vocal utterance, body and gesture to show how our invisible, intangible inner worlds might manifest themselves in physical and auditory ways.
I enjoy interdisciplinary working and recent collaborations with international choreographers and performers including Cosmin Manolescu, Melanie Wilson and Laura Murphy, have provided rich opportunity to put the human body at the centre of my work.
My work has been shown internationally in exhibitions and festivals in Latvia, Romania, Ireland, Luxembourg and Lithuania and I have received awards to produce original public-facing artwork from Arts Council England as well as research and travel awards from the British Council. I completed my MA in Fine Art with distinction at the University for the Creative Arts in 2014.
My work as a filmmaker and my work has been commissioned by organisations including the Barbican, Southbank Centre, and Battersea Arts Centre. More information my film production work can be found here: www.gemmariggsfilm.co.uk. For more information please email me at gemmariggsfilm(at)gmail.com