Traces AIR Antwerpen

Jayne Dent

Jul 2016 to Sep 2016
1994 °Chesterfield, lives and works in Newcastle upon Tyne

In collaboration with artist Paul Becker and the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, AIR Antwerpen invited Jayne Dent for a residency of three months.

The practice of Jayne Dent primarly takes the form of performance, sound and video, with photography and drawing also forming an important part. With a background in folk music and theatrical performance, Jayne Dent is interested in working inside the grey area between fine art, music, theatre and creative writing. Working collaboratively is crucial to her process and her works are often site specific or respond in some way to the idea of place. Her most recent work is concerned with the idea of the 'voyage', of looking out from a place of familiarity into the unknown. Using the famework of science fiction and folk mythology, she uses the modern city as a place to ground imaginary locations across seas and in outer space, bringing elements of fantastical narrative into the real world.

Jayne Dent was invited for the following exhibitions ( a selection): Mayhem, Kopenhagen, 2016; Things Taking up Space, Splab at DJK, Aarhus, 2016; UNDERSCORE performance event, CIRCA projects, 2016; Tenderfoot III, APG Works, 2015; Wittgenstein grave restoration project performance, Ascension Parish Burial Ground, Cambridge, 2015; The Jung Ones, System Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne, 2015; Take care of the Sense and the Sounds will take care of themselves, Newbridge Annex Space, Newcastle upon Tyne, 2015.