Jazz Prisciandaro Wood
BA (Hons) Fine Art and Art History
Influenced by an interest memory, semiotics, and autobiographical work, Jazz Prisciandaro-Wood’s practice concerns their relationship to their heritage, exploring ideas of inheritance, identity, and linguistic and cultural distances, using letterpress and textiles.
Their work integrates personal memories with different forms of remembering, including folklore and academic research. This method reflects the shifting and unstable nature of memory and how individual memories can weave together to create new narratives, giving the present an opportunity to learn from and remember the past. Craft processes such as hand embroidery and natural dyeing are also an integral part of their practice. These time and labour-intensive processes allow her to explore the therapeutic potential of making and form a deeper connection with her subject matter.
The presentation of their work has been influenced by the contemporary display of textiles, from trade union banners to handmade quilts, looking at the differences between domestic textiles in the home versus artwork in mainstream institutional gallery settings. Using domestic methods of display allows Prisciandaro-Wood to draw connections between these potentially oppositional settings as well as emphasising the handmade and domestic themes within their practice.