Johanna Nulty 

Johanna Nulty


Artist Statement

The main components in my practice are sound, video and installation. I'm interested in exploring sound from mass-produced materials. Amalgamating the different sounds, creating visual and audio works. Exploring sound from mass-produced materials through subconscious movements and their possibilities to act as an interactive performer towards the camera. Everyday materials, arranged unexpectedly became triggers for unloading the subconscious mind. Amalgamating the different sounds, creating visual and audio videos and sound work. The process of the work is recording myself exploring with the objects and materials and creating a diverse spectrum of sounds but also thinking about texture and warmth with the sound and material. 

My practice includes recording, editing, storing, manipulating, messing up, borrowing, producing and sharing. Making the process of moving images an interesting effect on the work. Distorting and amalgamating the moving images gives it an unrecognisable visual. The mass-produced materials and found objects don’t reveal their source and so then are not literal or illustrative of the source or action. From the sound recordings, fragments are taken apart and rearranged and are invested in the process. The process involves combining, fitting together, layering, detaching, including and building up each concurrent sound, so that an arrangement is made in which is realised in the composition.

Biography 

Johanna Nulty is a sound and visual artist currently based in Belfast. She studied Fine Art BA in Sligo Institute and completed her MFA at Ulster University. In 2017 she had her first solo exhibition ‘A Portrait of this Region’ in Townhall Gallery, Cavan. Other notable exhibitions include ‘7 Day Itch’, Catalyst Arts, Belfast, 2019; ‘Between Things’, Catalyst Arts, Belfast, 2018; ‘Honeymoon Period’ Platform Arts, Belfast, 2018; ‘Underworld’, Townhall Gallery, Cavan, 2017; ‘North West Open’, Leitrim Sculpture Centre, Leitrim, 2016;  ‘Traction’, The Dock, Leitrim, 2016. 

Johanna Nulty’s work is primarily object-based, exploring sound from mass-produced materials and found objects. She explores through the subconscious movements and their possibilities to act as an interactive performer towards the camera. Everyday materials, arranged unexpectedly became triggers for unloading the subconscious mind. Amalgamating the different sounds, creating visual and audio videos and sound work.

johannanulty@hotmail.com 

https://www.johannanulty.com/