Phoebe Collings-James

Phoebe Collings-James

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Phoebe Collings-James' works function as emotional detritus, and span across sound, performance, ceramics, sculpture and installation.

Phoebe Collings-James’ (b.1987 London, UK) works function as “emotional detritus” that speak of knowledges of feelings, the debris of violence, language, and desires which are inherent to living and surviving within hostile environments. Colling-James’ musical alias, young nettle, creates sound design for music productions and is a member of B.O.S.S., a QTIBIPOC sound system. Collings-James also runs Mudbelly, a ceramics studio, shop and Black-led teaching facility offering free ceramics courses for Black people in London. Collings-James was the summer 2022 incubator resident at The Archie Bray in Helena, Montana and the 2021 Freelands Ceramic Fellow. Recent exhibitions include: A Scratch! A Scratch!, at Camden Art Centre, London, UK (2022); Body Vessel Clay at Two Temple Place, London, UK (2022); Crowd Control, High Art Arles, Arles, FR (2022); Produktive Bildstörung. Sigmar Polke und aktuelle künstlerische Positionen, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, DE (2021); Who Blows The Horn?, Picture Room, New York, US (2021).

Selected Works