[ISEA2011] Artist Statement: Jane Grant – Ghost

Artist Statement

Ghost is a neuronally embedded distributed instrument merging ‘memory’ or noise in the cortex and live ambient sound to form a dynamically rich and haunting sonic artwork.

  • Jane Grant is an artist and academic. Her collaborative work with scientists, musicians, composers and designers has resulted in award winning projects. The Fragmented orchestra created with John Matthias and Nick Ryan was the winner of the PRSF New Music Award, 2008 and received an Honorary Mention at Prix Ars Electronica 2009, Hybrid Arts Category. The Fragmented orchestra was exhibited at FACT and 23 sites across the UK including the National Portrait Gallery and The Roundhouse. Grant’s recent work includes Soft Moon and Leaving earth. Both films draw upon astrophysics and science fiction with specific reference to the writing of Italo Calvino and Stanislaw Lem. She is currently working with the temporal, topological networks and pathways of the cortex, exploring them in conjunction with brain hallucinations or ‘sonic ghosts’ and also on a series of works regarding dark matter. The collaborative work Plasticity, with John Matthias, Nick Ryan and Kin, was recently exhibited at the BFI Southbank, London as part of the onedotzero adventures in motion festival 2011. Jane is associate professor (reader) in Digital Arts at Plymouth University, UK, where she is co-director of the research group, art + sound and she is principal supervisor in the Planetary Collegium, CAiiA-Node.

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