Jennifer Lauren Martin (b. 1990) is a London-based writer/director and artist-filmmaker. Martin's interdisciplinary practice spans fine art, film, and writing, focusing on belonging. Their characters frequently undergo a journey in which psychological tension and drama manifest as physical effects. Bodies, in their breakdowns, surface what has been felt and suppressed. In this way, the body becomes another actor or writer in the narrative.
Influenced by film critic Angelica Jade Bastién's term The Feminine Grotesque, Martin sees this as the twitch manifesting in our outward presentation. This relation is rooted in psychological discomfort in being and a fear of never reaching a place of understanding with ourselves and our connections to others. These internal/external conflicts play out within Martin's work with attention to emotional realism, somatics, and the sensorial. Across materials and mediums, Martin aims to stretch and prod what can be made perceptible.
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