Deep Joy on Home Soil
Jimmy Merris

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.

  1. 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.

  2. Jimmy Merris, Deep Joy on Home Soil, 2012. A Studio Voltaire commission. Courtesy of the artist and Studio Voltaire, London.

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