Joanna Greenhill is a visual artist who has been practising and exhibiting since the early 1980's. Originally trained as a sculptor at the Royal College of Art, her practice now involves video, photography and sound installations.
Joanna Greenhill's work explores aspects of transience. The contemporary ruin is of particular interest due to its potential to encapsulate time and history, while demonstrating continuity and rupture. In this state, a building is caught between absence and presence, existing in a state of suspension.
Joanna comes from a sculpture background, so the building-ruin exists for her as both object and process. Recent work has used the mediums of video and photography. In particular, the use of the moving image allows the camera to operate as witness to a building’s situation. The camera’s movement identifies both presence and subjectivity, offering to incorporate the viewer in the act of tracking. A recent video work explores arrival and departure, the unbounded space of the sea and our dependence on the horizon line for navigation and control.