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Jane Scarth

MA work

Echo Chamber

Echo Chamber was a unique, interdisciplinary collaboration with theatre designer Chloe Lamford, Royal Court Theatre Associate Artist.

A theatrical set designed by Lamford, presenting a dystopic science-fiction future, was the site of live interventions by artists including The ARKA Group (UK), Bedwyr Williams (UK), Graeme Thomson and Silvia Maglioni (FR), Louise Hervé and Chloé Maillet (FR), Mark Aerial Waller (UK) and the editors of Living in the Future (UK).

Artists presented work in a fictional environment, imagined and developed by the curators together with Lamford. Each artist activated the space at intervals over the course of the exhibition with film screenings, performances, and interventions, including both new and pre-existing work.

Info

  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Fine Art

    Programme

    MA Curating Contemporary Art, 2015

  • Over the last six years I have worked in a broad range of art institutions both within and outside of London, from regional collections to small contemporary art organisations. This has included initiating, developing and supporting programmes at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, in addition to working with their archives.

    My curatorial interests lie primarily in social practice, methods of collaboration and commissioning processes, stemming from both practical experience and personal ethics. The graduation exhibition that I co-curated, Echo Chamber, sought to experiment with both the processes and outcomes of exhibitionary formats through interdisciplinary collaboration and the notion of co-imagination.

    My continuing research interest is in the relationship between curatorial and educational practice, with my dissertation The Pedagogical Commission: Critical Learning as Curatorial Methodology in Gallery Education Departments exploring recent developments in commission-based educational practices at the Tate and Serpentine Galleries.

    In addition to pedagogy, my dissertation also illustrates my interest in methods of creating space for the political commitments of artists and curators within institutions. This explores the ability of education departments to use their marginal relationship to the broader agendas of the institution to develop experimental, anti-institutional formats.

    On leaving the course I will take up a new role at Delfina Foundation, a small non-profit organisation in London that provides thematic residency programmes for artists. The role involves working closely with resident artists and supporting the development of the Foundation’s future programmes, including talks, events and exhibitions in addition to residencies.

  • Degrees

  • BA History of Art, Courtauld Institute of Art, 2013
  • Experience

  • Residencies and projects officer, Delfina Foundation, London, 2014 ; Editorial assistant, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, 2013; Curatorial internship, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, 2012; Head of learning and engagement, Courtauld Institute of Art, London, 2010–13; Collections volunteer, Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum, Bournemouth, 2010