Gemma Nash: Artist

I use sound to recover and reimagine stories about people, places and objects

Artist Statement

I am a sound artist whose work focuses on re-imagining the ‘othered’ body and the complex relationship between medicine, disability and ethics.

Background

I came to sound art through being a laptop DJ and VJ mixer.  Specialising in funky house and drum and bass under the name Crip2night, I later produced my own compositions and began to experiment with VJing. 

Style

I produce raw, authentic creative narratives about people, places and things.  I am more interested in the conceptual identity of my compositions rather than technical virtuosity. It is important that my pieces transmit intimacy – so I often work in a way that is collaborative, low tech and non-linear.

My work often involves unusual sonic reference points and objects that disrupt the natural sonic balance of a particular area.

Collaborations

I’m one half of duo CUTTER // NASH with Gareth Cutter. Fusing our shared interests in non-normative bodies, voices and queerness, we create eerie and seductive soundscapes using our voices, synthesisers, DAWs and hacked controllers.

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Testimonials

Consultancy

Gemma is a fabulous addition to the GM4Women2028 coalition. Dr Helen Pankhurst, CBE

Training

Gemma is able to work with a high level of sensitivity to the needs of participants and is able to provide concise reports with practical recommendations for improving provision. I would highly recommend her work. Ben Ballad, Programme Manager, Sharpham Trust

Gemma’s delivery for the training was excellent. All my team felt very well engaged, and the training gave them the opportunity to think more specifically about different people’s needs. A very positive experience for everyone!  Liz O’Neill, Chief Executive , Z-Arts

Arts Practice

I am impressed by the range and quality of Gemma’s work … her music technology skills and interest in intersectionality make her sound work artistically strong with a real sense of passion, purpose and intrigue. Carien Meijer, Chief Executive, Drake Music

Both Gemma and Gareth share exciting enquiry questions around the queer and disabled body; and the authentic and augmented voice with a keen interest in the use of technology. It is vital that these new voices are heard. Mark Richards, Director, Metal Culture

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