DJ | Artworks brings to you the work of award-winning London artist Danielle Jacques. Her practice encompasses digital print, video and audio-visual installation making reference to the cultural context of altered states of consciousness such as meditation, trance, hypnosis and psychedelic hallucination. Her overall interest lies in understanding perception and cognition with a view to create work which induces a physiological response in the audience.
Danielle is currently studying at Camberwell College of Arts for an MA in Fine Art Digital. For an overview of her current research please watch this video.
Danielle explores altered states of consciousness through photography, video, and audio-visual installation. She engages with the properties of ink, water, and light – dispersing, diffusing, diffracting, and embracing the unexpected – to develop a practice she describes as “meditation-in-action”. Through photography and film, she solidifies these visual meditations, so that she may elongate, interpret, and share her experiences. Informed by psychology and perception theory she is interested in the impacts of sensory stimulation upon how we perceive our inner and outer worlds. Photos and videos are pushed through multiple modes of transformation, using both analogue and digital processes – layering, reflecting, stretching, scaling, and looping – each process bringing new depths to her illusions which surprise and delight.