Jessie Lloyd (she/her )
My work investigates the connections between objects, display, costume, places, memory and creative influences, with the aim of deciphering these connections through my own processes of making. I have engaged with site specific exploration, recording particular moments which I have portrayed in transformative ways, using a multidisciplinary approach. I create films which bring together moments I have captured, interspersed with clips, images of physical works, and documentation of my performances, adding a kaleidoscopic structure to the audio-visual experience. This includes footage of a glass wax stopper, created using casting and pigmentation processes. I drew inspiration for this from Maltese glassware, which uses colour to represent the landscape and the Mediterranean. This process of bringing together images which initially seem disparate was informed by the chaotic ordering of Adam Curtis’s filmic work. I extended my ideas by considering them in light of W. G. Sebald’s text The Rings of Saturn, which records a walk through nature interspersed with thoughts, memories and meanderings.
Within the context of film, I employ several devices which represent motion, and circular patterns, reminiscent of the artex swirls which are a repeated signifier throughout my practice. These devices include footage of racing, walking, performance, and revolving film of my glass wax stopper and a 1980s decorative lamp base, which is also a recurring motif in my work. Following on from my interest and practical work in auctioneering, I have created an index featuring various elements of my practice, which takes the form of an auction catalogue, which I have self-published. I have chosen to entitle this catalogue, Lot 1 Catalogue Provenance: Jessie G Lloyd. The various images and ideas are classified as one auction ‘lot’, reflecting the fact that the various facets of my research and practice cannot exist as disparate elements, but rather function as a collective, with each component connected intrinsically to the work as a whole.
You will have the opportunity to see my work exhibited physically as an installation at Part Two of the Alternative Degree Show Festival taking place across Glasgow in July 2021.