Tuesday, 1 February 2011

Jayne Parker

Jayne Parker is an artist and filmmaker whose work has been widely shown, both nationally and internationally, in major art institutions, on television and in film and music festivals. In 2003 she was the recipient of the 1871 Fellowship, researching the relationship between music and film, hosted by the Ruskin School of Drawing, Oxford and the San Francisco Art Institute. In 2008 she completed Trilogy: Kettle's Yard, funded with the help of an AHRC Small Award and the Slade School of Fine Art, UCL and premiered at The Times BFI 52nd London Film Festival, October 2008. In 2011 she presented a retrospective of her films at the BFI Southbank as part of Maya Deren: 50 Years On, a celebration of the American film maker's life.
'K' 1989 13 mins b/w 16mm
Making external order out of an internal tangle.
(K. abbreviation of 'to knit')

Part 1: a woman pulls her intestine out of her mouth and lets it fall in a soft pile at her feet. Then she knits the intestine using only her arms.

Part 2: she stands on the edge of a pool and makes herself dive again and again.
'I bring out into the open all the things I have taken in that are not mine and thereby make room for something new. I make an external order out of an internal tangle.' - J.P.
Performer: Jayne Parker
Camera: Anna Campion
Sound: Sharon Morris
Director/editor/production Jayne Parker

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