Jesse Darling is an artist based in London and Berlin. In an ongoing project to denaturalize the theological ecosystem of capitalist modernity as “an arbitrary, violent fairytale,” Jesse Darling’s work and research considers the social, physical and narrative body as a site where architectural, [bio]political and social structures manifest and become transformed. Jesse Darling works in sculpture, installation, text, sound and ‘dasein by design’. Their work has been published and exhibited internationally.
Recent projects include ‘Atrophilia’ (with Phoebe Collings-James) at Company in New York, USA; a solo presentation ‘The Great Near’ at Arcadia_Missa, London, UK; ‘Let Them Eat Cake/May One Without Hunger Lift the First Knife’ in collaboration with Raju Rage at Block Universe Festival, UK (2016), and NTGNE, a sound performance for Serpentine Park Nights, London, UK, in 2015. Darling’s published texts include The Best British Poetry 2015 (Salt Press); Mass Effect: Art and the Internet in the 21st Century (MIT Press, 2015) and Art After the Internet (Cornerhouse Books, 2014). Upcoming projects include a new book published with Capricious, New York, USA, and ‘Mene Mene Tekel Parsin’, a curated show at Wysing Arts Centre on text and (il)legibility in art practice. Darling’s solo presentation, ‘Armes Blanches’, open at Sultana, Paris, France, on 25 February.