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Jacqui Shelton’s writing and image-making practice feeds into a consideration of self-determination and emotion, to work against the problematics of representation that mark language and photography. For Making Art Work, Shelton has produced a new text and video work that contemplates a ‘Permanent Revolution’, through a practice of seeking to push beyond the limits of personal experience, from within the isolation of a long lockdown. Poetically bringing personal reflection and philosophical reading into relation with global events and experiences beyond her own, she explores the potential of a ‘shattering’, in every sense of the term.
Jacqui Shelton, Enlarge my coast, 2020, text and video.
Jacqui Shelton is an artist and writer born on Barada Barna land and based in Narrm, Melbourne, Australia. She explores the complications of performance and presence, and how voice, text, and image can collaborate or undermine one another. She has exhibited extensively throughout Australia, including presenting exhibitions and performance works at Gertrude Contemporary, West Space, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Tarrawarra Museum, MADA Faculty Gallery, Metro Arts, Screen Space, and with Channels Festival and Liquid Architecture. She holds a PhD from Monash University where she teaches photography, as well as tutoring in the Masters of Media at RMIT.