Moss Beynon Juckes is an artist, music composer, movement director, ritual maker and workshop facilitator born in Sydney and raised in the U.K. She is presently based in Berlin.
Her work is based on the idea of Art as Service. This means her approach to work and collaboration is based on the notion that art can expand connection, psycho-social positive feedback loops and expand consciousness. Her background in immersive theatre, performance and visual art, pop music and embodied ritual practice informs her current practice which is geared towards sustainable sci-art, constructing socially impactful, connective experiences where myth, magic and reality can merge through neuroscience and psychology.
Previous work and artistic influences. Moss has worked with partner Javier Cura on “The Ecological Body” an embodied practice of play and consciousness for 10 years, and for Tino Sehgals “This Variation” for the last 5 years. She was part of the company M.A.S. (Music, Art Science) in the U.K since 2015 and co-created “The Passion of Lady Vendredi”, “20 Minutes of Action”, “Your Reality is Broken” and “Tabloid” with Nwando Ebizie and Jonathan Grieve.
In 2017 she participated as ceremony guide and facilitated an ongoing workshop series on “Neo Art Rituals” for Altered Conference in the role of her developing persona MAMATRIX.
MAS presented “Your Reality is Broken” at The Wellcome Collection and at Guest Projects in London. “This Variation” by Tino Sehgal at The Beyeler Foundation, Basel, and at the Palais de Tokyo, Paris, Festival de la Cite, Lausanne, Switzerland, “One Revolution, Respiration” & “Body in Progress III” by Christine Borche, Uferstudios, and Sophiensalle, Berlin, “These Associations”, Unilever Series at the Tate Modern, London and “This Variation” by Tino Sehgal Documenta13, Kassel 2012. Month of Performance Art 2012, Acud Theatre, “Wror” by Miriam Welke at the Dresden Festspielhaus Hellerau 2012, Tanz Tag at Potsdam Fabrik with Javier Cura 2012, Oster Improvisation Festival teaching “En-chant; Voice & Body Workshop” in Göttingen. Berlin Contact Impro Festival.
Tralalka Record Release at the Grüner Salon, Volksbühne, Karnivel der Kulturin, Badehaus supporting Dikanda. “En-chant; Voice & Body Workshop” European Tour. Hlasohled Voicescope- Centre for Voice, Prague. Universität der Künste Berlin for the Fine Art students. Berlin. “Acting on Sound and Space” with Javier Cura at the Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien for the dance and music students. Workshop Tour; Artistic Residency in Bussana Vecchia. Workshops with Voice and Body in Torino (Teatro Orfeo), Roma (Societas Artepetia), Helsinki, Strasbourg (Pole Sud), Paris, Czech Republic (Bechyne) and Berlin. Home Sweet Home Performance Art Festival 2010, Berlin/Neukoln 48 Hour Festival 2011.
In 2010 she toured the Balkans with The Folkloric and Artistic Troupe of Dhalaristan through Serbia, Croatia, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Austria and Turkey a project funded by ECF with the focus centred around cultural authenticity and multi-dimensional performances. Past collaborations include Para Active, The Clod Ensemble and Oily Cart Childrens Theatre which toured Europe and the UK. She continues to be a part of Notte Nera Theatre Festival, Serra Dei Conti with Javier Cura 2012/2011/2010/2009/2008.
In 2010/11she toured her Debut Album “Game of Flesh” and played festivals such as The Secret Garden Party Festival, 2000 Trees Festival and Glastonbury as a solo artist and as part of several projects in the U.K.