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Jamie is currently working on
WHITE LIES exhibition Electro Studio (Hastings) Sept-Oct 2013
WILD NEW TERRITORIES exhibition (Berlin) Sept 2013
DIRECTOR OF INTERACTIVE DESIGN Indigeneity Exhibition at London's South Bank BargeHouse Oct 2013.
Jamie is supported by the Canada Council for the Arts, the BC Arts Council & the STEIM Foundation for the Arts (Amsterdam)
June 13 Kinect Amsterdam
June 25-27 Berlin with Mark Coniglio
July 8-10 Nottingham Univ, UK
July 22-27 Jacksonville Univ, Florida
EXHIBITION, INSTALLATION AND PERFORMANCE, SUSSEX, SEPT-OCT 2013
New works for gallery installation and performance, exploring issues of neo-colonialism in her own life as an emigrant to Canada from the UK. Having now returned to live in the UK this year after 23 years in Canada, haunting questions arise about the balance of power of the 'white' immigrant to Canada. Jamie uses her relationships with indigenous communities there to explore the larger picture of white power in Canada. She investigates Hastings' historical link with Grey Owl (Archie Delaney), who took on a fake indigenous identity in Canada in the 1930's and sprung to fame before being found out to have lied about being a white englishman from Hastings.
Sept 27 - Oct 6 2013 at Electro Studios, St Leonards on Sea, East Sussex, UK, Coastal Currents Festival in the South East of England.
TWO FILM PROJECTS IN COLOMBIA, IN COLLABORATION WITH DIEGO SAMPER
An Experimental Documentary film for festival and television release, about the life and work of Colombian Photographer Leo Matiz. A collaboration with Colombian/Canadian Director Diego Samper, that includes never before seen photographs of Frida Kahlo and other Mexican artists of the revolutionary era, as well as photographs taken in the Palestinian Territories in 1948. Screening daily at the National Museum of Colombia (Bogota).
An experimental film portrait of the Colombian Amazon region, paying homage to the unity and interconnectedness of all life. In research and development. A collaboration with Diego Samper.
A TOURING EXHIBITION; LONDON 2012, VANCOUVER & BERLIN 2013
Interactive, interventionist digital media & woollen sculpture with fireflies (live algorithms), sounds of the Colombian Amazon and jungle vines (lianas) made from felted wool (Germany) and jute (Bangladesh).
Created as a site specific work in ongoing development, in collaboration with Diego Samper and Rob Scharein, exhibited as part of the Wild New Territories exhibition. WNT is an exhibition showing new visual art, media and performance works that explore the interplay between the urban and the wild. The artists are a broad cross-section of award winning and emerging, artists from a variety of geo-political backgrounds. This is a world touring exhibition premiering in London then moving to Vancouver, then Berlin. Artists: Henry Bragg, Gordon Cheung, Dana Claxton, Ron den Daas, Jamie Griffiths, Edgar Heap of Birds, Foreign Investment, Mars Kaliszewski, Kathy Kenny, Max Kimber, Michael Landy, Glenn Lewis, Michael Morris, Bo Myers, Diego Samper, Rob Scharein, Vincent Trasov, Gillian Wearing, Alma Tischler Wood and Cornelia Wyngaarden
LONDON Sept-Oct 2012, VANCOUVER Jan-April 2013, BERLIN Sept 2013
TWO PERFORMANCE PROJECTS WITH CANADIAN DIRECTOR/PLAYWRIGHT MARIE CLEMENTS
Projection Design for a play by Canadian/Deni first nations playwright and director, Marie Clements.
"The Edward Curtis Project is a distinct blend of it’s narrative and it’s imagery. Both the lighting and the visuals – photos and occasionally subtle video being projected onto one of a dozen or more different sized screens (and sometimes the cast members themselves) – make for a unique and wonderful visual experience. It’s always cool to see shows take strong advantage of modern technologies in a big, immersive way that doesn’t feel like an add-on or gimmick and, here, the visuals in The Edward Curtis Project are as much a part of the experience of the show as the narrative itself." The Production Ottawa - http://www.productionottawa.com/edwardcurtisprojectreview/
"a phenomenal multi-disciplinary theatre production" Ottawa Weekender
"an ambitious and visually stunning production" "a phantasmagoria of magical stage effects" "one of the most magnificently beautiful combination of sets and visual effects I have ever seen." Capital Critics Circle
"a unique and wonderful visual experience. It’s always cool to see shows take strong advantage of modern technologies in a big, immersive way that doesn’t feel like an add-on or gimmick and, here, the visuals in The Edward Curtis Project are as much a part of the experience of the show as the narrative itself." The Production Ottawa
"The production is a real gem. If you intended to only see one play this year, I would recommend this one!" The Charlebois Post
Projection Design for Aboriginal Vocables performance project, directed by Marie Clements