Jasmine Johnson (b. Brighton 1985) lives and works in London. Solo exhibitions include: Jerwood Project Space; Jerwood Visual Arts presents @ Genesis Cinema; ANDOR Gallery with MoreUtopia! (all London, 2016); ASI & CCI Fabrika (Moscow, 2015). Group presentations and screenings include: Artists Film Club, ICA; Daata Editions, Frieze Art Fair reading room; Government Art Collection (all London, 2016); Bloomberg New Contemporaries (2015); 21st Century Graduate Screening, Chisenhale Gallery, London (2014). She holds an MFA Fine Art from Goldsmiths, University of London and a BA Fine Art from Nottingham Trent University where she is now a lecturer. She works with the group MoreUtopia!
A Perfect Instrument (Kristina) follows the well-known Lithuanian actress Kristina Savickytė over a day of teaching and learning in performance-led workshops and rehearsals. Filmed in various locations in Vilnius, the historic city sandwiched between East and West, the video explores the extent to which both an individual and a place must bend and perform for shifting contexts. This work is the fourth of a series of ongoing video portraits by the artist, in which individuals are selected for their proximity to global dilemmas, and for their capacity to articulate human anxieties. A Perfect Instrument (Kristina) was made with support from Arts Council England whilst on residency at RUPERT Centre for Art and Education.