Joanne Lee is an artist, writer and researcher with a curiosity about daily life and ordinary places. Much of her work develops through a serial publication, the Pam Flett Press, which explores the visual, verbal and temporal possibilities of ‘essaying’ the everyday. Distributed internationally, the Press also formed the basis of a 2018 solo show ‘A Seven Year Cycle Happens Every Day’, at Five Years, London UK. Her research investigates specific sites through writing and photography. Recent audiovisual essays include ‘In the midst of England’ which examines the history of radical politics and utopian movements in the Staffordshire Potteries, (‘Re-turning’, Airspace Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent), and ‘The good place that is no place’, which reflects on housing, Europe, belonging and high rise living, (Lightworks Fest, Grimsby).
Lee has also been considering the practice and experience of litter, through ‘Utter Rubbish: conversations about litter and waste’, an exhibition with Frazer Hudson and Joanna Rucklidge at SIA Gallery, Sheffield, as well as a collaborative work with Rosemary Shirley ‘A walker’s guide to littered landscapes: An exploration of interdisciplinary, imaginative and collaborative modes of attention’ which investigates the affective nature of litter in everyday life.