Jimmy Merris (b. 1983) graduated from LCC in 2007. Recent solo exhibitions include Economics 101 (with Terry Dennett) (2011), [space]; and London and Finding Your Feet In The Times Of The Worried Man (2011), Seventeen Gallery, London.
Deep Joy on Home Soil
25 April–26 May 2012
Deep Joy on Home Soil, a single channel video piece displayed across a bank of monitors, was commissioned for Merris’s solo exhibition at Studio Voltaire in 2012.
Merris’ video works are heavily constructed, utilising a number of disruptive devices such as collaged sound and music, animated text cut from email exchanges and mixing found and made video footage. There is a particular sense of economy within the practice, both in its lo-fi production values and an overriding concern with (un)employment and down-at-heel consumerism.
Jimmy Merris, Deep Joy on Home Soil, 2012. A Studio Voltaire commission. Courtesy of the artist and Studio Voltaire, London.