For #Five2Watch this week we've selected five of our members taking part in this year's Coventry Biennial, featuring: Andrew Jackson, Anne-Mie Melis, Lorsen Camps, James Clarkson and Laura Onions
Riverhouse, Kingston Jamaica, 2017.
40 x 50 inches - Pigment Print
From the series - “From a Small Island”, commissioned by mac birmingham, takes a personal perspective on migration from Jamaica to the United Kingdom and asks key questions relating to continued debates on migration:
How does home manifest for those within the African Diaspora?
What happens when many spaces have been posited as home?
What happens when narratives of home and belonging are denied through the legacy of colonialism?
This new series of work, explores themes of #identity, #migration, #memory and #family #fromasmallisland
Condensed Colony, 2014.
Site specific installation in the Boiler Room at the Cefn Coed Colliery Museum for the exhibition Underground. No species of wild plant produces a flower or blossem that is absolutely black: the pigments that flowers employ to colour their petals don’t produce the colour black. So far no true black flower has been developed artificially; the ones available on the market are a very deep purple. Fossil organic matter providing us with fossil fuels however is pitch black. The material Melis has used to make this new work is tar, a byproduct of crude oil and a substance that is a highly viscous liquid and moves so slow it takes between seven and thirteen years for a drop to fall (the Pitch Drop Experiment at the University of Queensland, Australia). The installation consists of over 800 individual black droplets that form intriguing clusters of new budding growths originating from the remnants of the industrial past.
Wool Cycle (at 30 degrees), 2016.
Washing machine drum, wool.
Prouve Composite, 2011.
Screen print, paint and digital print on canvas (2017) 6ft x 4ft.
Published 25 September 2019