Jessica Ashman

Jessica Ashman is a multidisciplinary artist working in moving image, music, performance and installation. Her work focuses on creating experimental animated narratives that explore gender, identity and race, drawing on the wider stories of the Black British diaspora communities she was raised in, especially the histories and oral testimonies that have been lost or hidden in these communities. She is a BAFTA Scotland award winning animator (2011) and was nominated for an Arts Foundation Futures Awards for Experimental Short Animation (2020). Jessica releases music under the moniker of Spirit Sigh and was formerly in punk R&B band Secret Power, having played Decolonise Fest, Supernormal as well as supporting Big Joanie on their 2019 UK tour.