Jordan Chisholm is a Scottish artist, brought up in Edinburgh but now based in Dumfries. As a recent graduate of The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, with a First Class Honours degree in Contemporary Performance Practice, she trusts that art and performance are tools to provoke conversation and social change. Jordan believes there is art in everyday life; therefore, we are all artists and the activities of life are collective performances.
To make art, she believes we must at first listen. Her practice, both wilfully interdisciplinary and entirely undisciplined, stems from both an interest in care and a performance art background. It recruits from community engagement, having conversations, performing, collaboration with other humans and inanimate objects, movement and listening. Her creative practice is deeply rooted in having conversations – she believes human connection is a vital contribution to the well-being of our individual self. Jordan is not afraid to ask.
Jordan loves the town of Dumfries. It makes her sad that not everyone feels the same about the place she calls home. She has made it her artistic mission to do something about this. Committed to community arts practice and particularly interested in the therapeutic role of creativity; her ongoing work resides in community development. She is determined that if we all take a little more time to care for each other and the place in which we live, we will begin to feel much more connected to each other, contributing to better mental health.
“We must do the things we think we cannot.”