Luke Jordan (London, UK)

Works take many forms; experimental sound, live art, installation, sculpture, photography, video and text; often combining many of these elements.

Speculations upon the temporality of the human as one among many decaying material forms, haunted by imagined pasts and futures, unexplored territories, communications with the unknown, and by the vast unknowable both without and within the human body. Manifestations of primal and cultural anxieties, in decay, corruption and impurity; and through the emergence of hybrid forms and figures; disrupting the borders of the human, and of 'civilization'.

Live performances are comprised of viscerally affective transmissions; the manifestation, binding and discharge of primal energies. The human and the non-human in anomalous entanglement and deformation between form and formlessness / Actions and environments of detritus, raw materials, repurposed objects, artefacts and technologies, cacophony, spoken words, and unintelligible vocalisations. Encounters with marginal entities, pre and post-human, unclean spirits / fleshy spectres / demons of the irrational, which act as social, cultural and psychophysical disruptions, agitations and provocations, collapsing the boundaries between inner and outer worlds / Experiments in the foregrounding of a primordial emergence of potentialities from ‘chaotic’ polymorphous matter; the formation, dissolution or destruction of human identity and subjectivity within a hallucinatory world.  


In experiments on the borders between live art, sonic art, sculpture, installation and their documentation I actuate the deformation and metamorphosis of the human and nonhuman, and the emergence of anomalous configurations and hybrid entanglements, between chaos and composition.  

The manifestation, binding and discharge of primal energies through viscerally affective actions, objects and residual detritus, collapsing boundaries of inner and outer worlds in encounters with the unknown.

I have performed and exhibited work a various institutional and non-institutional spaces including:

ICA London (UK), Tate Modern London (UK), Arnolfini Bristol (UK), Modern Art Oxford (UK), Oxford Brooks University (UK), University of Cambridge (UK), Chelsea College of Arts (UK), Byham Shaw School of Art (UK), Auto Italia South East (UK), Gallery 46 (UK), Area10 Project Space (UK),  Almanac Projects (UK), The Minesweeper (UK), Cafe Oto (UK), Galerie Puppenklinik (CZ).

And at various festivals and events including:

CREATurE Live Art (LT), Performance Crossings (CZ), Carbonarium (UA), Primal Uproar Festival (DE), Supernoize Festival (DK), Grotto Promotions (IE), Musica Dispersa (UK/ES), Future Ritual (UK), Squash & Stretch (UK),Noise=Noise (UK),  EVTV (UK), RUN (UK),  Modern Panic Festival (UK), Liminality (UK), Antiuniversity Now Festival (UK), Deptford X Fringe (UK).  I have had work published in magazines and books such as Ground (DE), Rapsodia (IT) and Squash & Stretch Texts (UK).  Since 2013 I have instigated various experimental performance and sonic art events in London, and from 2017 as Psychosonic Action Lab.

I have collaborated and performed with various artists including, Ryan Jordan, Naddy Sane, Phillip Raymond Goodman, Richard Crow, Adam Bohman, Jose Macarbra, Ampersand, AlbatOrus oN EmoragY dÉ XeNuS, Ellen Freed, Laura Adamson, Ben Westley Clarke, ji Eun Kim, Litter Shitter, Skat Injector, FCKN BSTRDS, Kalla, Tulpa Zone Nightmares.