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Scottish artist Jamie Kane describes his practice functioning as a landfill site where the material histories meet and slip through time. The fragile fragments of language, objects or places are lifted up from the compost heap and recreated through various making processes. At SEA Foundation’s vitrine and the front room, Kane presents Carriers - the ceramic pieces that previously served as support structures - accompanied with the short video and paintings.
Kane’s Carriers do not carry things within them as the containers do, however, they once provided the support for the other to exist. The ceramic pieces were initially supporting work made as a permanent public sculpture for the Ijsselland Ziekenhuis, Rotterdam. The air could circulate through the ribs-like openings and gaps in the clay, which then allowed the structures to shrink at the same rate with the pieces that laid over them. Although very heavy, they are now incredibly fragile and their appearance is reminiscent of fossilised skeletons. Their agency goes beyond their mere functionality into a realm that allows us to imagine what they could have been and meant. Carriers are the echoes of what they once had to carry.
Exhibition dates: 04.02.2023 - 11.03.2023
Artist: Jamie Kane
Venue: SEA Foundation, Tivolistraat 22, 5017HP Tilburg
Opening Hours: the vitrine is open 24/7, the front room is open Thursday - Saturday 1-5 pm or by an appointment
Jamie Kane bio
Jamie Kane (1989) is a Scottish artist currently based in Gastatelier Leo XIII. in Tilburg. He presented work in exhibitions, film festivals, radio programs and live events as well as produced texts. In 2022 he made ‘Monique’ a permanent public artwork for Ijsselland Zuikenhuis, Rotterdam. Jamie has also exhibited work at Gastatelier LeoXIII, Tilburg, The Center for Contemporary Art, Glasgow, The European Media Arts Festival, Oberhausen and Market Gallery, Glasgow among others. In 2019 he received the Leverhulme Trust Study Abroad Studentship allowing him to complete his masters degree at The Piet Zwart Institute in Rotterdam.
The exhibition is part of WARP, a series of vitrine exhibitions which were activated in 2020. These exhibitions now also follow the SEA Foundation’s folds on art and sustainability, currently researching the fold VI. on Reimagining. In this fold, we commit ourselves to explore what it means to go back to practices that are familiar. But instead, work hard in the exercise of rethinking them. This act has the potential to instigate an epistemic rupture with the past, yet promises to carve out paths for knowing anew.
The aim of the WARP series is to stimulate artistic research and present the adaptations of the works made by regional artists or artists with regional connections.
Artist-led SEA Foundation is a non-profit art initiative. Over time, SEA Foundation has become a synonym for exhibitions, art practice support, exchanges, and publications. Since 2013, we also run an International Artist in Residence program that offers a unique environment, by providing time and space for research, experimentation, and professional advancement. SEA Foundation is an independent, artist-led, residency-based venue for contemporary art. To fulfil our mission; To create awareness for contemporary art and to build cultural resilience, we act as a catalyst in the working lives of artists. In all our activities we are fuelled by visual arts. Through exchanges and working in different cultural contexts SEA Foundation is part of international networks, where we generate and take part in discussions on eminent issues.