ARTIST STATEMENTMy work is compelled by representations of gender, queer ephemera and the transactional body, often teetering between theatrics and unsimulated actions. Found and constructed media, objects, texts (spoken and staged) and repetitive actions are used to create sculptural juxtapositions in my performances. I’m interested in playing social states of excessiveness and stillness, exploring intimacy in queer and digital spaces and interrupting notions of home.
BIOGRAPHYJohn 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, 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 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).