Jude Crilly is an artist based in London and Amsterdam. Recent exhibitions include Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius, Lithuania (2016); Transformation Marathon, Serpentine Gallery, London (2015); BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Newcastle (2015); Camden Art Centre, London (2015), Catlin Art Prize, London (2016); Udstillingsstedet Q, Copenhagen (2015). Recent residencies include DOC Paris (2017); Rupert Residency Program (2016); Lithuania, Hospitalfield Artist Residency, Scotland (2015). Jude Crilly graduated from Royal College of Art, London in 2015, and the Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam in 2010. Upcoming projects include Big Naturals, Filet, London (2017), W139 Amsterdam (2017); Galerie Nadine Feront, Brussels (2017); DOC, Paris (2017) and Espacio Arterial UC, Mexico City (2017) and a solo performance Roll Bitches in New York, US (2017).
During her 2-month residency at Rupert (March/April 2016) she developed a performance, Plays for the Strange Stranger, which was shown at CAC in April 2016. In the final week of the residency fellow artist (and previous Rupert resident) Floris Schönfeld arrived at Rupert to work alongside her on the project and begin rehearsals. They worked with Lithuanian performers and production team. The performance used sound, dance and fabricated objects to ‘open a channel of communication to the Strange Stranger’, a non-human entity. The work challenged our certainty about what is familiar (and human) and what is strange (and non-human). This position of extreme temporality and uncertainty interested the artists as a receptive position beyond both biocentrism and anthropocentrism.