JESSIE STANLEY

‘Sun/Earth’

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GUIDED WALK
SAVOURY SEDDON
August 17th @ 6pm

SITE LOCATION
Once More With Feeling
73 Charles Street
Seddon

 


ARTIST STATEMENT

Sun/Earth is a projection installation that re-frames our experience of home and place against a cosmological scale. Animated poetic text and optical illusions are revealed by viewing the installation through blue and red viewing lenses, and the accompanying soundtrack invite contemplation on our relationship with the Sun. Pausing on our dependant relationship with the Sun shifts our understanding of place from human scale (parks, suburbs, cities) to a cosmological scale (Planet Earth, Solar System, Milky Way Galaxy, infinite Universe). As you view the projection through each of the coloured lenses - they create an optical illusion to make different parts of it visible, whilst concealing others. This effect is achieved by exploiting the properties of light, and the way our eyes perceive colour. The accompanying soundtrack layers live recorded drumbeats, in time with a human heart beat - in a sound composition evoking our march through space and time.

Within my practice, I create immersive anti-monuments about place that contextualise human life within deep time and interstellar space: creating scenarios for audiences to consider the sublime relationship we have with our environment. Drawing on my background in graphic design, I create accessible works that invite a public outside of the arts institution to engage with art as a way of seeing and exploring our world.

BIO

Jessie Stanley's practice embraces the congruence of art in public space and graphic design as platforms for affecting the way meaning is produced within society. Through typography, mapping, projection, and narrative, Stanley creates ephemeral works about place that contextualise our human experience within deep time and interstellar space: creating scenarios for audiences to consider the sublime relationship we have with our environment. 

The Rev Al (Alan Stanley), drummer. Expressive improvised drum beats, big rhythmic sounds.