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Made in China

Jackson, Melanie (2005) Made in China. [Art/Design Item]

Type of Research: Art/Design Item
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.

Your affiliations with UAL: Colleges > Wimbledon College of Arts
Date: 5 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
Date Deposited: 27 Nov 2009 00:32
Last Modified: 08 Dec 2010 12:34
Item ID: 1836
URI: http://ualresearchonline.arts.ac.uk/id/eprint/1836

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