Repetition & Recollection…

Selected for KALEID 2016 Collection of European-based artists’ books with a curated exhibition and seminar in Norway at Kunsthøgskolen i Oslo (Oslo National Academy of the Arts), 11 – 13 May 2016.

  • Acquired by:
    British Museum Collection, London
    Brotherton Library, University of Leeds
    Chelsea College of Arts Collection, London

    MICA, Baltimore MD, USA
    Tate Library Collection, London
    The Poetry Library, South Bank, London

Repetition & Recollection… is inspired by Søren Kierkegaard’s insightful dialectic from his 1843 book, ‘Repetition’ and is the essence of this book. Repetition and recollection are the same movement, only in opposite directions: for what is recollected has been, is repeated backwards, whereas repetition properly so called is recollected forwards.
Tactile words flowing in opposite directions across the folded pages echo the back-and-forth play between repetition and recollection. Recollection is confined to the past; or is it bringing the past into the present? Repetition, on the other hand, is in constant forward motion; or is it connecting the past to the future? Kierkegaard’s paradox remains. Double-sided concertina format 170 x 120mm; letterpress printed in Bembo; foil-blocked covers. Produced by Book Works, London.

Once Upon a Time

Snapshots
@ The Book of Life Exhibition:
Journey, Memories, Thoughts 

The Royal Academy of Art
with Kids Company and
St Georges School at
Grosvenor Chapel, London
17 June – 17 July 2015

Once Upon a Time
Archival pigment print
JaneG.ChildhoodMemory210 x 297 mm
A wilderness of dense rainforest frames an early memory at five years old of a rare but magical family holiday on New Zealand’s remote west coast.

http://www.grosvenorchapel.org.uk/news-events/book-of-life-exhibition/

Homage to ‘Nostalgia for the Light’

JGblog Dark&LightStills


The Dark and the Light:
Homage to Nostalgia for the
Light @ Berliner Liste, Berlin
18 – 26 September 2014

A poetic meditation on the past, time and memory, drawing inspiration from Patricio Guzmán’s remarkable film, Nostalgia for the Light (2010). Set in Chile, in the Atacama Desert and observatories in the Andes Mts (where this photograph was taken) the film reveals light/memory parallels… searching the past to seek answers. Gelatin silver hand printed on matt fibre-based paper; 24 x 34cm; edition of 24.  Exhibited with AMBruno.