As an artist and academic, Drury creates systems in which bodies and their function are conceived, deceived, received and perceived anew. The type of systems may largely be grouped in two: speculative and empirical. In most cases, Drury pursues the former as an academic, delving into the study of historical conditions and processes concerning ideas of body and its attributes, while dealing with the latter in her performances, where she composes an assemblage of elements which become triggered by the inclusion of human performers to unfold in an unforeseeable manner. The binary, however, is merely a facade, since she cannot help but consider her scholarship from the perspective of body and movement, and always grounds her works in articulation via language. In the end, therefore, it is her own movement and body between these two poles that she places at the core of her approach.
Drury is an Erasmus Mundus Fellow at Freie Universität Berlin in Early Modern Studies, and serves as an editor for the journal Matters of Act published by Already Not Yet Press (alreadynotyet.org).