Project: Jesus Pointing

Jesus Pointing

Deadline 12 May – now closed for applications

Project description:
I am currently working on my third artist book, which will comprise a series of photomontages made with ‘found’ art-historical depictions of Jesus Christ gesturing with his hands.

I am making this book to further contextual a series of sculptures I made in 2021 using fragmented casts of my index finger.

Please see the following links for images of selected works and publications.

I situate my practice-led research in relation to queer formalism – an emerging area of art practice that seeks to give material form to queer experience.

This project has potential for cross disciplinary collaboration and would be particularly well suited to students with an interest in any of the following: art history, queer theory, theology, copyright law/ intellectual property.

Tasks and activities to be undertaken by the UG/PGT student:
Sourcing images, liaising with image copyright holders, museum/art gallery education/research departments, negotiating licensing fees where necessary, organising a digital archive of images.

Experience and knowledge required/desired:
Attention to detail & good organisation, understanding of image processing in applications such as photoshop & understanding of image resolution & print processes is desirable, but not essential.

Skills, knowledge, experience to be gained:
The student will gain insight into the process of developing a small edition artist book from concept to realisation. The publication will be presented as a research output for my PhD and their contribution will be credited.

Project lead: James Murray,

School: Art and Media