CRATE Graduate Project Space Award Artists: Madeline Jones
In recent work, Madeline has been questioning the balance between what is real and what is a projection of she subconscious. She has been investigating how perception of the natural environment may be affected by viewing it through digital media, and how this may lead to disengagement with it. She has been interested in the way that mobile phones are used as a form of visual memory, and how they are used to curate personal histories as well as informing us of our cultural identities.
Madeline uses mobile phones, predominantly, to construct her work, which are then edited within a range of installation sites. She selects sites depending on their intimacy, hoping to reflect the visual viewpoint enforced by mobile devices. Works can be viewed from within an installation, making visible the mechanics of its construction.