Life After Death
10 May 2018 — 03 Jun 2018
Jessica Albarn works with nature, exploring how we as human beings project onto and identify with the natural world; a relationship that in our modern times has become increasingly dislocated and disconnected.
For this show at Jealous, Jessica will be going deeper into the idea of the meadow; how it is symbolic to us as a place of peace and serenity, and where life is played out in all its beauty and horror. She will be showing her second short film/installation with sounds by Nick Powell (musician, composer and sound designer). Alongside the film she will be showing work which plays with the idea of surface and layers, using honey and glass, as well as her drawings - for which she is best known.
Jessica Albarn is known for her fascination with insects; particularly Spiders and Bees. This has led her into the land of Faerie with her first book ‘The Boy in the Oak’ which she has written and illustrated. It is a dark tale where it is never wise to trust a Faerie. She has recently made a short film of the book and is currently working towards the feature whilst drawing more bees! This print was produced for the 2011 Ghosts of Gone Birds Portfolio and Exhibition at the Rochelle School, and is now part of the V&A print collection.