5th Jul 2018
Hi – my name is Jade Annaw.
Thank you for asking me to be a part of this project and for the lovely tea. ☕
I’m an artist/ production assistant/ researcher/ collaborator/ curator (all in different + fun capacities) based in LDN. I studied @ Notts Trent Uni + since then have lived and worked in Nottingham – Birmingham & London ☺️
Interests: digital art, animation, femme, the body, fantasy, love, loss, relationships + connections.
• considering the progression of dialogical tendencies and how technology is seemingly altering the way that we form relationships.
• thinking about the shift in the way we are now encountering art + the way we network
• is the traditional gallery format necessary anymore? Can we solely show work online?,
• success = traffic, attention & likes?
⭐ now we are growing accustomed to everything being so immediate, are we, as humans losing the capability to feel desire or loss? - when we never truly have to wait for anything & never truly lose anyone
• solo + collaborative
• fluctuations in personal or shared experiences
• writing → making → writing
I do not have a “studio” in London however I work in a design studio which surrounds me w/ creativity and different ways of exploring + making.
B4 this I had a studio @ BACKLIT Nottingham with artists Jake Moore + Connor Brazier.
BACKLIT was crucial in my development as an artist in the years immediately after graduation. I have been very privileged to have had continuous support since graduating.
I’ve always been interested in the idea of an online persona – I developed ideas very much surrounding this @ university – even changing my name + working under my art alias Jade Annaw.
My work very much exists online. ‘There is no now’ explored ideas of the female in a continuous search for the next best thing – a space where the grass is greener- but finding herself stuck on loop, her motion suggesting travel and progress but rigged, awkward, faltering and anti-climatic. Despite a glossed, delicate façade the work becomes dreary, repetitive and tiresome 🙁
Female artists, design, animation, recognition of female artists, voices finally being heard!!!!! (instagram stories r good)
brexit, the wrong voices still saturating our feeds, screens, texts, minds…
▵ DELTA SORORITY ▵
Collaborative research between myself + Jake Moore – started as both a collaborative practice and as a platform to support work of emerging digital artists. Our 1st research project|work|residency|website all fell under the umbrella of “DANCING GIRL EMOJI”. The programme considered the impact of technological progression of communication and the rise of social media platforms – looking in-depth @ notions of… the new-age narcissist, the digital façade & the potential for emojis to facilitate transcultural communication.
Following from ‘DGI’ – Delta continued research + completed a residency @ Nottingham Trent University in 2016. Continued conversation about what is to come…
👁️ watch this space 👁️
Emily Simpson + Unreal Feels
My collaboration with Emily Simpson is ongoing. We check in every day with each other (having done so for a year and a half now ❤️) discussing how technology both strengthens + damages ((long distance)) relationships and how information that popular culture + the internet feeds us alters the way we view, create + commit to romance. Unreal Feels was a small snapshot of these notions. We are currently developing research (less aesthetically driven around attachment, anxiety, longing and waiting…)
So far nothing has been or reached an ‘end goal’. I have works which I place significant importance on which sit central to my practice such as SAD GIRL + Dancing Girl Emoji. These works motivate me to continue combining my tentative emotions with the love of film + edit → hopefully one day, these things paired I will produce a work at the centre of my maze…
WEBSITES I VISIT OVER + OVER + OVER
- RUPI KAURS INSTA
- Anywhere I can stream Sex and the City
The next Delta Sorority Project
🌞 Jade Annaw is an artist and production assistant based in London. You can find her work at jadeannaw.com and on IG @jadeannaw 🌞