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Jack Catling

MA work

Five Attempted Miracles

A series of constructions echoing the passage of the miraculous.


  • MA Degree


    School of Humanities


    MA Sculpture, 2017

  • My practice explores the illusory nature of our everyday world, creating sculpted works and performances that pinpoint threshold positions, taking the form of stage sets, magic props, mysterious objects, and rituals that are encountered in private moments. I identify these as ‘activation points’, elements which, when encountered in everyday landscapes, call the viewer in to a questioning state, akin to wonder, something which has transitioned from my background in magic to the sculptural object as an active force.

  • Degrees

  • BA Fine Art, University of the Arts London, 2008
  • Experience

  • Director, Parlour Collective, London, 2012 – present; Co-Director, Cabaret Melancholique, 2016 – present
  • Exhibitions

  • Engros, Grønttorvet, Copenhagen, 2017; Parlour Dictionaire, Dr Johnsons House, London 2016; The Assembled Image, Kunstbanken, Hamar, 2015; Parlour Symbolique, Freud Museum, London, 2015; Alien Radio, Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham, 2015; Turbine Festival, Tate Modern, London, 2015; Parlour Merzbau, Romsdalmuseet, Molde, 2014; Hitparaden 2, Pumpehuset, Copenhagen, 2014; Mirrors to the Sky, Silent Cacophony, Barbican Centre, London, 2014; Campo Del Cielo, History of Science Museum, Oxford, 2011; LuckyPDF TV, Frieze, London, 2011
  • Publications

  • Navigating the Vortex, Camden Art Centre, 2017; I am NOT Tino Sehgal, Nahmadi Projects, 2016; Impressions of Venus, PPP Projects, 2015; Parlour Collective: Jack Catling in Conversation with Louis Eastwood, Swedenborg Press, 2004; Normalnull, Bureau Schwimmer, 2002