Sophie Chapman + Kerri Jefferis work exclusively through collaboration, their work explores collective agency and ways to navigate or confront the social structures imposed upon us.
Sophie + Kerri’s work manifests in performance, scored propositions, film and direct acts that are either experienced live or represented via boundary objects: drawings, sculpture, text; that offer poetic records of the events.
Informed by the feminist practice of doing, each project has its own particular set of parameters and infrastructures that seek both a critical and convivial perspective in the context they are located. Common to each work is the desire to bring differing people together, to enact prefigurative forms of resistance and document social time. Each encounter that they stage invites those present to re-orientate, unlearn or embody a different way of being, together.
Image credit: Sophie Chapman + Kerri Jefferis, documentation of Friendsslashcolleagues performed by Chloe Cooper during What Happened Between?