Julie Hammond is an artist working across performance, pedagogy, and intervention. As a director, performer, writer, dramaturg, and instigator, her practice activates spaces with the performative, and investigates the relationship between performance and audience, spectator and place, site and story. Her work has been published in print magazines, seen on stages, hung in galleries, shared on the street, and supported by Vancouver New Music, the ArtStarts Gallery, Vancouver Foundation, and Oregon Arts Commission, among others. Current research interests include the shimmer line between fiction and reality, the cross pollinating influence of Judaism on surfing, and the ways in which we experience space through sound.
Since 2005, she has created 12 full length shows with Portland, Oregon's Hand2Mouth, and toured work to La MaMa (NYC), On the Boards (Seattle), EMPAC (Troy, NY) The Myrna Loy Center (Helena, MT), and PICA's Time-Based Art Festival (Portland), among others. From 2003-04 she assisted William Pope.L in development and touring of The Black Factory, including performances at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MassMoCA), the Tang Museum, and the Berkshire Mall.
Julie holds an MFA in Interdisciplinary Practice from Simon Fraser University's School for Contemporary Arts (Vancouver, B.C.) where she studied with theatre directors Steven Hill and Cole Lewis and anthropologist Dara Culhane, and a BA in Theater (Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa) from Bates College (Lewiston, Maine).
She currently lives and works in, on, and around the traditional territories of the Chinook, Multnomah, Kathlamet, Clackamas, Tualatin Kalapuya and Molalla tribes (Portland, OR) and the unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations (Vancouver, B.C.).
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