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Artist Statement –

I work primarily with a mobile phone and a digital camera, the qualities of which I use to record the intimacy of the everyday experience, in particular my sleep paralysis. Sleep paralysis is a condition that takes form during moments of falling in and out of deep sleep.

I aim to create consuming environments and surroundings using sound, video and installation. As a result of these conditions; Physical sensations are evoked as well as confusion, claustrophobia and pain.

I find it important for the audience to be experiencing what I experience to some level. A constant relationship and conversation emerges and my on-going work tests the boundaries of how far these matters can be pushed.

Consolidation (Subject);

Contextualisation –

1.JAMES RICHARDS

2.BRUCE NAUMAN

3.LANGLANDS & BELL: INTERNET GIANTS – IKON, BIRMINGHAM

Documentation –

1.EXHIBITIONS

2.SOUNDS

3.VIDEOS

Exposure (Field);

Contextualisation –

1.RIE NAKAJIMA; CYCLIC – IKON, BIRMINGHAM

2.JOAN JONAS; A PIONEER OF PERFORMANCE @TATE MODERN

Documentation –

1.EXHIBITION CONSTRUCTION&BUILD

2.EXHIBITION LAYOUTS

 

 

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EXHIBITION LAYOUTS

POWERPOINT CAD OF EXHIBITION

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32169211_1709845932436546_5549878056090337280_nI’ve been spending the past week or so building and setting up my exhibition. I originally wanted my TV’s to be at this angle shown in the image above. This worked well in my last gap crit but with the TV’s being on plinths and the walls being black, the headphones in the top right corner become lost and I feel like the audience may dismiss them when it comes to the show.

As shown below, the headphones have been moved so that as you walk in, they are in front of you. I’ve moved one of the strobe lights so that it highlights them too. I’m hoping that people will put them on and take in the atmosphere of the installation whilst listening to my ongoing documentary – this idea that you are listening to my experiences as well as feeling them and watching them.

I’ve attached a lot of the wiring with wire clips as I felt it was the best way to make it look neater and blend in with the blackness of the installation. I’ve also decided to face the strobe lights more towards the corners of the room instead of in the audiences faces. I’ve realised from doing this that you still get the intensity and disorientation from the lighting but just not to a point of not being able to look or take in anything else going on in the installation. I’ve thought very carefully on how they are positioned and it was important for them to not also highlight parts of construction which would distract you from the art on show.

James Richards and Joan Jonas’ installations have been big influences to the production of my installation. This idea that each part of the installation expresses a different part of my sleeping condition. There’s similar aspects within them and they all end up connecting but they still hold their own entities well.

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ARTIST STATEMENT

I work primarily with a mobile phone and a digital camera, the qualities of which I use to record the intimacy of the everyday experience, in particular my sleep paralysis. Sleep paralysis is a condition that takes form during moments of falling in and out of deep sleep.

I aim to create consuming environments and surroundings using sound, video and installation. As a result of these conditions; Physical sensations are evoked as well as confusion, claustrophobia and pain.

I find it important for the audience to be experiencing what I experience to some level. A constant relationship and conversation emerges and my on-going work tests the boundaries of how far these matters can be pushed.

Collaborative page on @JodieJohn’s.com ‘Artist Space’ page

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As I’ve recently been attempting to sell and promote my work, I course friend Jodie offered me to have a page on her website. I couldn’t pass at the opportunity and I’m looking forward to seeing how this all goes down considering how much money she’s been making and how popular the websites became!

Artist’s Collecting Society prize SUBMISSION

I’ve recently came across an opportunity to win a funding and artist space for a year. Maybe this is slightly optimistic but I couldn’t miss the chance to have a decent space to extend my practice. This would be a great stepping stone towards starting an MA also, I’d have a break from education nut still be developing myself as an artist.

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SOUNDS

The ongoing developments of my sound work, used with digital technology, demonstrating immediacy and a way of documenting – trigger sounds.

MOBILE PHONE RECORDINGS, 2017/18

CONVENT, 2017 

-Inspired from Annabelle Craven’s workshop on the topic of ‘Neology’ – ANNABELLE CRAVEN-JONES NEOLOGY

The progression from ‘Convent’ to ‘Documentary Sounds’ was a significant step as this was the point where I fully opened up to my experiences in more of a raw way. There was no hiding and I laid all the cards out on the table, there was no hiding with Documentary Sounds. It felt like a weight off my shoulders after keeping a lot in.

DOCUMENTARY SOUNDS; DISCLOSURES, 2018

KIDDY LIFTS // WORK KITCHEN– ‘MMMMMMEHHUH & CHHOOOOO’, 2018

Inspired from Bruce Nauman, echoed/ vibrating sounds which have an intensity and un-comfortableness – the fact of your own voice being an annoying trigger, noises out of boredom or frustration for example which relate to the dark nature of my condition but also create an uncomfortable feeling for the viewer – automatically taking part in my experiences with no immediate escape.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VIDEOS

A post which is expressing the ongoing processes of my videos.

It all starts with the use of the direct contact of a mobile phone or digital camera and builds from there on-wards.

SOUNDS

BOOMERANGS

Movement immediacy – direct reflections upon awakening.

SENSATIONS

Learning not to go overboard with layering and editing so that I loose the tactile immediacy qualities of the boomerangs.

EXPERIENCES

My video developments have become this sort of ongoing process from when I first started and accepted the fact of having a sleep condition (17/09/15). Rounded up the more significant processes over my journey which demonstrate not only how much my techniques have built but how much and how many different experiences I’ve had over this duration of time. From amateur to refinement and confident selections.