"Jayne Parker's films, videos, photographs and installations reveal a central core of concerns that are explored in many ways. Her hallmark is the focussed gaze of the camera on the body and its actions, combined with editing that draws out inner rhythms from the shot to mould an unfamiliar sense of time. A running theme is the making of art and the production of selfhood, mirrored in the performance itself and in the formal shape of the film. By embracing such nonverbal arts as music and dance, meaning in the films is produced - and questioned - by the clash or fusion of images seen from changing viewpoints and angles." (A.L.Rees)
Jayne Parker was born in Nottingham in 1957. She studied at Mansfield College of Art, Canterbury College of Art and the Slade. She was a visiting lecturer at Goldsmiths' College, from 1984 until 1998 and has taught at the Slade School of Fine Art since 1989. Her work has been shown at art venues, on television and in film festivals internationally.
- I Cat, UK, 1980, 10 min, colour, sound
- The Pool, UK, 1991, 10 min, B&W, sound
- Cold Jazz, UK, 1993, 17 min, B&W, sound
- Stationary Music, UK, 2005, 15 min, B&W, sound
Note: For this screening all works will be shown digitally.