Programme: Art - PhD/MPhil

Start date: September 2015

Mode of study: Full time

Research title: Mouthwork: Staged Presentation and Laboured Expression

Jude Browning is an artist and writer based in Glasgow whose research examines the voice and acts of writing and performance. She is the recipient of the Edinburgh College of Art Scholarship 2015-2018 and the 2010 Glasgow School of Art Dissertation Prize.

Recent performances and public events include To write, to speak, to publish, to move in collaboration with Emmie McLuskey at The CCA Glasgow, Figure 4 at Baltic Project Space (curated by Kati Kärki, with Kirsty Hendry, Jake Watts and Magda Buczek), Oral Rinse at Waterloo Action Centre, Squeezer Collective, SAR 2016 conference Writing as Practice, Practice as Writing and Cally Spooner’s Study Week at Wysing Arts Centre.

She has organised national events centered around the dissemination of writing as artistic practice at The CCA Glasgow, The Cooper Gallery, The Whitechapel Gallery, X Marks the Böxship and in collaboration with Paperwork Magazine.

Mouthwork: Staged Presentation and Laboured Expression

Mouthwork: Staged Presentation and Laboured Expression investigates a relationship between language and professionally training the voice and body for forms of public address. I will explore expectations of failure, the practice of recitation and tensions between desire and requirement when striving to captivate an audience. The practice-led Phd project is comprised of three parts; a collection of live performed monologues, a prose story driven by the description of meticulous daily routine and a theoretical investigation into voices of authority defined by specific public contexts. By plotting a network of references from performance art, theatre studies and queer and feminist theory the project considers personas of the speaking body as a medium of persuasive communication.