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Made in China

Jackson, Melanie (2005) Made in China. [Art/Design Item] [Creative Arts and Design > Film & Video]
Creators:Jackson, Melanie

This three-screen installation used a combination of drawn imagery, documentary video and staged performance. The work uses a mixture of animation, staged film and straight documentary to set up a complex set of relationships between personal impulses and external influences that lead to certain working and living conditions and engages with fantasies of escape.

Prompted by a news article exploring a migrant worker and a tragic-comic tale of defiance, the work tests animation’s ability to tell documentary - despite the obviously fictive nature of the representations. It continues and extends an involvement with animation in a fine-art context - testing the relationship between static and moving imagery, its ability to engage with humour and satire, politics, its ability to weave digital, photographic and graphic sources together - and the possibility of extending the audience through the accessibility of the medium.

Type of Research:Art/Design Item
Your affiliations with UAL:Colleges > Wimbledon College of Art
Colleges > Wimbledon College of Art
Date:05 March 2005
Funders:Arts Council England, British Council China Artists Links Awards
Related Websites:http://www.melaniejackson.net/projects/madeinchina/index.php
Related Exhibitions:Videotage, Hong Kong, July 2005, BizArt, Shanghai, September 2005, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, January 2006
Locations / Venues:
LocationFrom DateTo Date
Matt's Gallery, LondonMarch 2005UNSPECIFIED
ID Code:1836
Deposited On:27 Nov 2009 00:32
Last Modified:08 Dec 2010 12:34
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