Gender, queer ephemera, the play between physical and digital spaces, and the transactional body, often teetering between theatrics and unsimulated actions are at the forefront of my work. Found and constructed objects, digital media, texts (spoken and staged) and repetitive actions are used to create sculptural juxtapositions. I’m interested in playing social states of excessiveness and stillness, ritual, exploring intimacy in queer digital spaces and interrupting notions of home.
John Moletress is a multi-disciplined artist, educator and Founding Director of force/collision, an interdisciplinary performance ensemble. Their work has been seen within the US at The Kennedy Center, The Broad (for Ron Athey + Sean Griffin, “The Gifts of the Spirit”), Abrons Art Center, La MaMa ETC, Highways Performance Space, Intersections Festival, Fusebox Festival, Arena Stage, New Dramatists, Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, Studio Theatre, FUNDarte/Out In The Tropics, OUTsider Festival, George Washington University, EMP Collective, to name a few. Internationally, their work has been seen at Shout Festival (UK), King’s College London, Homotopia/unity theatre (UK), Warehouse 9 (DK), The Gulbenkian (UK) and The House at Plymouth University (UK). Publications include Wendell. (NoPassport Press), Boy Tail (Amazon) and as a contributor, Jarman (all this maddening beauty) and Other Texts (Intellect Books UK) and Innovation in Five Acts: Strategies for Theatre and Performance (ed. Caridad Svich; Theatre Communications Group).