Melanie Jordan

grasp the stillness

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About

 

A haptic practice with thread-based crafts at its core. My current artwork pays attention to the inner tension between the need to nurture and a feeling of entrapment associated with motherhood; that is maternal ambivalence. My personal perspective is of a mother of an adult with learning difficulties, where the mother- child relationship becomes trapped in a dependent phase. Repetitive conversations form a considerable part of the interactions between myself and my adult son. Within these intense exchanges are brief pauses in the flow of words that I relish. It is as if within these lulls there exist traces of myself.  I have been considering my own thoughts to fill these ‘slivers of silence’ and stitching them into ribbons of words.

MA Final Installation

Publication

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PRENZLAUER STUDIO- WINDOW PROJECT

BERLIN 2021

Placenta beautifully installed in the window of the Prenzlauer Studio in Berlin. 

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CROSSING THE LIMINAL

ArtCan Artists Exhibition

Curated by Lucy Pickford 

Hampstead Garden Gallery July 2021

look out for my little oak gall ink pieces. 

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BREWERY TAP RESIDENCY 2021

Artist Lorrain Mailer, Ali Lees and I spent a week installing and making work in The Brewery Tap Folkestone in April.

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LUNAR 2021-

An exhibition exploring our relationship with the moon. 

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THE TURNER OPEN EXHIBITION 2021

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REFRESH ART AWARD 2021
Proud to be shortlisted for The Refresh Art Award. A real life show!

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CUT THE UMBILICAL 

This piece is the first in a series of sculpted implements for severing the umbilical link between mother and dependent adult. 

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