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Public Lecture: Journeys of Lactic Abstraction by Melanie Jackson

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Melanie Jackson is an artist with a wide practice whose work includes sculpture, moving image and the printed word. She is currently investigating the relationships between nature and technology through a series of experiments with fauna and flora, and the technologies available to her.

She is currently working towards a solo exhibition and publication Deeper in the Pyramid in 2018.

'Mel Jackson has been developing an aesthetic that allows her to reflect on the manner in which she is implicated in the condition of her subjects…She tries out tactics of representation which remain provisional rather than definitive, treating the gallery as a stage for experimentation with art roles. Here is mimicry, documentation, myth fabrication, cultural voyeurism, performance, animation, political commentary, music, installation, craft and the cultivation of aesthetic delight. The irresolvable contradictions in this set of maneouvres keeps her own complicity visible as part of the circulation of meanings around her art.' - Mark Harris, Art In America

Melanie Jackson is an artist working with writing, moving image, and sculpture. She is based in London and represented by Matt’s Gallery. Recent solo exhibitions in London include “The Urpflanze (Part 1)” and “The Urpflanze (Part 2)” at Drawing Room and Flat Time House, respectively. She currently working in collaboration with Esther Leslie, their forthcoming book Deeper in the Pyramid, which will be launched at their exhibition of the same name at Grand Union, Birmingham, in spring 2018.

Image: Production still from Melanie Jackson, Deeper in the Pyramid, forthcoming in 2018.

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