Jessica Warren

MA Fine Art Interim Show

Contact student

NB. Views and opinions of students in the degree show are their own and do not represent the views of the University.

Quotidian is an example as to how Covid-19 has been my stimulus into new ways of working, leaving the studio to experience a post-studio practice that has gone on to me making site-specific artwork. I have been focusing on embeddedness and direct encounters to place as research and materials while aiming to generate a materiality and physicality of my journey into exploring place during a world-wide pandemic.
Quotidian explores the conditions of a residential street I had grown up on during ‘Lockdown 2.0’. I undertook notetaking as part of a grounding research method to embed myself back into a place I couldn’t physically be because of the restrictions laid upon us. The data I collected gave me the opportunity to think and rethink about place while being away from the space itself.

Quotidian studies the idea of time becoming a blur throughout the Lockdown. Life becoming repetitive, daily routines feeling more like chores. Minutes, hours, days passing by with no memory of what I had spent my time doing. Grounding myself into an embedded way of working has been the only way I have been able to break through the blur.