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Jemma Woolmore (b. 1983) is a New Zealand artist currently based in Berlin. She was recently the winner of the Mapping Festivals international VJ competition in Geneva, Switzerland and was selected as a fellow for the MusicMakers Hacklab at CTM festival (DE) (2013). In 2010 Jemma received a Young Artist Grant for development of the Competing Bodies project in Melbourne, Australia. She has exhibited her artwork across New Zealand, Australia and Europe – including presentations at; Time Warp (DE), NAME (FR), Mapping Festival (CH), Live Performers Meeting (IT), Digital Pride (IT), CTM (DE), FEED (DE), Platoon Kunsthalle (DE), Melbourne Fringe Festival (AUS), Gertrude Street projection Festival (AUS), City Gallery Wellington (NZ) and Tim Nees Gallery (NZ).

 

Alongside her artistic practice Jem is an independent VJ and producer who performs under the moniker Jem the Misfit.  She frequently works with international festivals, music venues and artists to produce content, develop stage design and perform live video.  Her carefully crafted performances create spatial and textural landscapes, responding intuitively with the audio.  Jem’s fascination for utopian architecture, science fiction and music combined with her artistic vision and dedication to translating musical energy into visual form has seen her perform alongside some of the worlds top Dj’s and producers.

Jem the Misfit has VJ’d alongside the following artists : Sven Väth, Loco Dice, Luciano, Ricardo Villalobos, Dixon, Marco Carola, Simonne Jones, Dave Clark, Dj Pete aka Substance, Kyson, Dash Berlin, Flying Lotus, Alesso, Vitalic, Joris Voorn, Congorock, Dirty South, Scream and Benga, Pat Mohoney and James Murphy (DFA), Hercules and Love affair (DFA), BT, Riva Starr, Kyson, Zoo Brazil, Bombs Away, OFWGKA, Holy Ghost!, Juan Maclean, Sergio &Benoit, Arty, EDX, Kid Kenobi, Henry Saiz, Jochen Miller, MArLo, CSS, Sampology, Myon & Shane54, Will Styles, , Anna Lunoe, Glimpse, The Nomad, Shapeshifter, Phillipa, Kids of 88, Alpine,

 

For bookings contact jemthemisfit (at) gmail.com
 

Festival performances include: Time Warp (DE) and (NL), Love Family Park (DE), NAME festival (FR), CTM (DE), Fusion (DE), Creamfields (AU), Stereosonic (AU), Future Music (AU), Mapping festival (CH), Summadayze (AU), Parklife (AU), Big Day Out (AU), LPM (Rome) and Splore (NZ).

 

ARTIST CV

Selected professional VJ experience

2014 Time Warp 20 year edition, Mannheim, Germany

2014 Pacha, Sydney, Australia

2014 Future Music, Melbourne, Australia

2013 Time Warp, Utrecht, Holland

2013 Love Family Park, Hanua, Germany

2013 NAME festival, Lille, France

2013 Fusion festival, Germany

2013 Time Warp, Mannheim, Germany

2013 CTM, MusicMakers, Berlin, Germany

2012 Mapping festival, Geneva, Switzerland

2012 LPM, Rome, Italy

2012 Creamfields, Melbourne, Australia.

2012 Future Music Festival, Melbourne, Australia.

2012 Big Day Out, Melbourne, Australia.

2012 Splore, Auckland, New Zealand.

2012 Summerdayze NYD, Melbourne, Australia.

2011 Stereosonic Australia tour, Sydney, Perth, Melbourne, Brisbane.

2011 Big Day Out, Adelaide, Australia.

2010 Creamfields, Melbourne, Australia.

2010 Splore, Auckland, New Zealand.

2010 Big Day Out, Adelaide, Australia.

 

Grants and Awards //

2012 Winner Mapping Festival International VJ competition, Geneva, Switzerland.

2012 LPM VJ Battle 3rd place, Rome, Italy.

2010 Melbourne City Council Young Artist Grant recipient.

2005 Massey Scholar, Scholarship awarded the top 5% of the Creative College, Massey University.

EXHIBITIONS and PERFORMANCES

 

Selected Solo Exhibitions/Performances

 

2014 Splore festival with Om Unit, New Zealand

2013 Rebel installation, 3D video mapped sculptural installation, Berlin, Germany

2013 “mystery is what holds us together”, AV performance, DOKfest Kassel, Germany

2013 Secrets of the Universe with Simonne Jones, Platoon Kunsthalle, Berlin, Germany

2013 “mystery is what holds us together”, AV performance, Digital Pride, Lecce, Italy

2013 “mystery is what holds us together”, AV performance, Live Performers Meeting, Rome, Italy

2013 Mapping Festival, Live video Performance, Geneva, Switzerland.

2013 CTM, Live video performance, Berlin, Germany

2012 FEED art space, live performance, Berlin, Germany

2012 LPM, Rome, Italy

2012 Mapping Festival, Geneva, Switzerland

2012 Splore, Auckland, New Zealand.

2011 Racket: Sound/Art/Experiment, Audio Visual performance, Melbourne.

2010 Splore, Auckland, New Zealand.

2010 Competing Bodies, project, ACCA Arkit Popup space, Melbourne.

2010 Competing Bodies,  Horse Bazaar, Melbourne.

2009 Conjuring Ideals, Gertrude Street Projection Festival, Melbourne.

2009 Electundra (performance as Duotone) Loop, Melbourne

2009 Notes from the Underground, Federation Square, Melbourne.

2008 Intersect, Moving Image Centre, Auckland, New Zealand

2008 Electundra (performance as Duotone) Loop, Melbourne

 

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

 

2013 REMAKE Festival, Video Mapping and Performance, Berlin, Germany.

2013 Illuminations of Wedding, Live video performance, Supermarkt, Berlin, Germany

2010 Competing Bodies, Melbourne Fringe Festival, Seventh Gallery, Melbourne.

2006 Working title, (group show) Show Gallery, Wellington, NZ

2006 Freshfaced, (group Show) Bartley Nees Gallery, Wellington, NZ

2005/6 How to be a friend, Hirschfeld Gallery, Curated by Emma Bugden, Wellington, NZ

2005 Room 703, site specific installation, Citylife Hotel, Wellington, NZ

2005 Exposure, Massey University Graduate show, Wellington, NZ

 

 

CONFERENCE/PRESENTATIONS/LABS

 

2013 Panel: Digital Artists Transforming Space, Performance, and Creativity. REMAKE Festival, Berlin, Germany.

2013 Digital Pride, Italy. Artist Presentation and technical workshop.

2013 CTM, MusicMakers Hacklab Fellow, Berlin, Germany.

2012 Scope Sessions, Artist Presentation, Berlin, Germany.

2011 RMIT University School of Architecture and Design, Artist presentation, Melbourne, Australia

2010 Seventh Gallery, Artist Floor talk, Melbourne, Australia

 

 

 

 

 

 

Education //

Bachelor of Fine Art (First class honours), Massey University, Wellington, New Zealand.