Jen Skyes (b.1986, Bradford) lives and works in Glasgow, UK.
Having graduated from the MFA in Computational Arts at Goldsmiths University of London in 2012, her work spans creative computer programming, sculpture and electronic hardware designs often connecting the physical analog and digital worlds. Her research focuses on using computation as a material to narrate qualities which normally lay dormant, invisible to the human eye. In particular, biometric energy and how we visualise this through performance. Her research has led her to develop her own hardware in the form of oscillatory sensors measuring their surface environments as well as frequently fabricating sensors and interactives for other artists and designers. She is currently lecturer in Physical Computing and Interactive Prototyping at Glasgow School of Art.
Selected works include: Motorised Interactive, electronic design for Roi Carmeli, Glasgow, UK (2018); Flip Dot, electronic hardware design and software design for Duncan Campbell, Glasgow, UK (2017); Listening Benches, electronic hardware and software design for Mil Stricevic and BBC, London, Glasgow, Cardiff, Belfast, UK (2016-2017).
Group Exhibitions include: Computers as Materials, Project Room Gallery, Glasgow, UK (2018); Objects of Domestication, Line of Sight, Reid Gallery, Glasgow, UK (2016); Choose Your Friends Wisely, Line of Sight, Reid Gallery, Glasgow, UK, BioProjector, Museum for an Imagined City, SOIL, Seattle, USA (2015); BioProjector, Test Signal, Hotel Elephant, London, UK (2014).
Carrie Skinner with Richy Carey, Lindsay Douglas, Michael Ebert-Hanke, Andy Edwards, Alexander Storey Gordon and Jen Sykes
On the waves of the air, there is dancing out there
‘On the waves of the air, there is dancing out there’ will begin suddenly, like the first act in a chain reaction, and then after all this action, they just drift back to the street and everything seems simpler. I don’t know if you get my meaning here, but it should feel like… it should feel something like a movie.
‘On the waves of the air, there is dancing out there’ will be transmitted to audiences simultaneously online and gathered at The Telfer Gallery. Details for the live stream will be made available via social media and at www.the-telfer.com. For those attending, arrive from 6pm to commence at 6.30pm.
Developed and produced by Carrie Skinner with Richy Carey, Lindsay Douglas, Michael Ebert-Hanke, Andy Edwards, Alexander Storey Gordon and Jen Sykes. Commissioned by The Telfer Gallery and Glasgow International 2018. With thanks to Marc Cairns, Rachel Smith and The Fenton Trust.
On the waves of the air, there is dancing out there continues in a form until Monday 7 May at The Telfer Gallery (Mon-Sun, 24 hours).
Free, not ticketed.
Fri 20 April – Mon 7 May
Installation: Mon – Sun, 24 hours
Performance Sun 22nd April, 6-8pm. Free, not ticketed.