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Linda Stupart and Ayesha Tan Jones both work with ritual and performance. In their practices they use their bodies and found or foraged items to create different works. The artists have collaborated to share how they can make work together, whilst they are apart. Over the space of a week they will use each other's gifts of instructions, to do lists and prompts to create visual work, exploring their time together. They hope that by sharing their prompts, others will find it meaningful too.

Linda and Ayesha both feature in our current exhibition, Rituals of Loneliness, a collection of newly commissioned digital artworks by artists Shonagh Short, Linda Stupart and Ayesha Tan Jones, created in collaboration with a group of adults and young people from Liverpool.

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Ayesha Tan Jones

Ayesha's work is a spiritual practice that seeks to present an alternative, queer, optimistic dystopia. They work through ritual, meditating through craft, dancing through the veil betwixt nature and the other. Ayesha weaves a mycelial web of diverse, eco-conscious narratives which aim to connect, enthral and induce audiences to think more sustainably and ethically. Traversing pop music, sculpture, alter-egos, digital image and video work, Ayesha sanctifies these mediums as tool's in their craft.

Linda Stupart

Linda is an artist, writer and educator from Cape Town in South Africa. They live in Birmingham in the UK, a place people think is terrible, but they really love. Their work is about bodies, ideas, and things, that don’t fit into near categories, that move between states – like bleeding women; genderqueer people; and melting icebergs.

Commissioned by FACT, Rituals of Loneliness is produced as part of Young at Art, a participatory arts programme that brings socially engaged arts and creative projects to the older population across the Liverpool Region. It is a partnership between FACT, Open Eye Gallery and National Museums Liverpool and funded by Arts Council England and The Baring Foundation.

This resource is made possible by funding from, and is part of, a wider research project funded by the European Union, called Artsformation. Artsformation has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation strand.