Harminder Judge creates sculpture, digital work and live performances. His influences are vast and varied and include religious iconography and occultism, Indian culture and popular Western culture.
During his recent residency at The New Art Gallery Walsall, Judge became interested with the ways in which the supernatural is represented in works from the collections and archives. He was particularly drawn to the works of Odilon Redon which are illustrations to a ghost story by Edward Bulwer-Lytton. Bulwer-Lytton’s writing has inspired the creation of a script or storyboard, developed in collaboration with artist and writer Edward Wakefield. This script will form the basis of a sinister and enigmatic presentation comprising film, digital prints and sculptural installation.
Judge was the winner of the 2011 Arts Foundation Fellowship Award in Performance and Live Art and recently toured his performance installation The Modes of Al-Ikseer nationally and to critical acclaim. His most recent project, Do What Thou Wilt, was commissioned by The Spill Festival and performed at The Barbican, London.
Image credit: Harminder Judge, Storyboard #13, 2012. Digital print with script sentence. Courtesy the artist.