"Impermanence" exhibition Brompton Cemetery Chapel

Group show with the Rookery Artists Collective at the Brompton Cemetery Chapel from 12-22nd September 2019. I explored theme of "impermanence" through the lens of Zen art and Buddhist philosophy. Photographic prints were exhibited alongside an audio-visual installation. As part of the events program a Mindfulness Instructor was invited to run a meditation on the art-of-seeing.


BRIEF:

  • A pop-up show at the Brompton Cemetery Chapel

  • Theme of "Impermanence"

  • Not permitted to hang works on the wall

  • Works needed to be easy to move and store in the event of a service


YEAR/DURATION

2019/ Four days


WORKS EXHIBITED:


Joining heaven and earth I-IV

76.2 x 50.8 cm, Aluminium (Dibond), Brushed Metal Finish, Printed: Gallery Grade, Straight Edges, Hidden Wall Mount


Shifting Sands

Video 1 hr, 18 m, 31 s, displayed in custom made valchromat display box


REFLECTIONS:

  • Audience didn't notice or interact with video installation initially. Had to try multiple orientations in order to find position which encouraged the most interaction.

  • Sound from video installation sounded incredible given the acoustics of the chapel. Audio chosen fit well with the location and sounded spiritual at times.

  • Feedback on photographic prints was much stronger then previous shows. However, the mirror finish I was originally after wasn't high enough quality to exhibit in the end. Used brushed aluminum instead. So the reflection of the viewer in the work I wanted wasn't possible.

  • Both photographic prints and video installation appeared very small in the space, particularly given the high ceiling. Would ideally print photographs larger but need to be careful not to print the resolution too far.

  • Should have surveyed participants on their experience of "Shifting Sands".


Danielle Jacques, Artist & Photographer, London, UK
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