Sam Jury is an artist who works across the mediums of moving image, installation, sound and photography. Jury's work investigates the psychological impact of moving image and societal narratives of trauma. Her interest in the slow violence experienced by the individual through causes such as climate change, mass displacement and war has resulted in two major projects. Firstly, Climart (2012-17) – a five-year, cross disciplinary research project with Environmental Psychologist Dr Christian Kloeckner (Professor of Psychology at NTNU, Norway), which investigated the efficacy of arts/science collaborations and the effect of visual arts in communicating climate change. Secondly, the ongoing Disasters of Peace (2017 - ) initiative, co-founded with writer and filmmaker Kamila Kuc, which examines filmic representations of disaster beyond the immediate spectacle. To date, work from the Disasters of Peace initiative has been screened at the Ann Arbor Film Festival (USA), Bienal de la Imagen en Movimiento (Buenos Aires, Argentina) and the Whitechapel Art Gallery (London, UK). In 2018, Sam won the Research in Film (RIFA) Award, presented by the Arts Humanities Research Council, UK, for her film project exploring the long-term displacement of Sahrawi refugees. Sam is currently a part-time lecturer at the University of Hertfordshire where she leads the Contemporary Arts Practice Research Group.
For Footprint's programme, Sam will be discussing her work with environmental psychologist Dr Christian Kloeckner and share some of the visual art works that resulted from this collaboration, including the final commissioned artwork for the Climart project.
Image Courtesy of Tim Stubbings Photography