🗓️ Wednesday 1 May, 5:45PM – 8:00PM

📍 Turner Contemporary, Rendezvous, Margate CT9 1HG

Join artist and filmmaker Jamie Crewe for an artist’s talk at Turner Contemporary in which Crewe will discuss ‘DEMONIC HALF-PERSON’, a creative technique that recurs throughout their practice. This event is co-facilitated by OSE Associate Emelia Kerr Beale, who will host a Q&A after the talk.

‘DEMONIC HALF-PERSON’ describes positions or states of inhumanity, and things that are not quite people. It asks: what might be escaped when humanity is shrugged off, or torn from a person? What are you licensed to do to a person who is not (fully, completely, or correctly) a person? What does everyone else have that I am missing? DEMONIC HALF-PERSON will chart the recurrence of such questions and themes across Crewe’s life and practice.

Participants are encouraged to think about what recurs in their own practices: gestures, themes, or images that keep coming up, intentionally or not.

Jamie Crewe makes artworks with video, text, installation, sculpture, drawing, painting, and more. These works think about constriction: the way people are formed by their cultures, environments and relationships, and the things that herniate from them as a consequence.

Jamie’s solo exhibitions include Ashley at LUX Moving Image, London (2020); Solidarity & Love at Humber Street Gallery, Hull (2020); and Love & Solidarity at Grand Union, Birmingham (2020). In April 2022 Jamie released False Wife, a website and video commissioned by the University of Edinburgh Art Collection and Dr Chloë Kennedy of Edinburgh Law School, which received the EMAF Award for groundbreaking work in media art at the 35th European Media Arts Festival in Osnabrück, Germany.


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OSE Public Programme 2023-24

This year’s Associate-led Public Programme, Where Echo Lies, takes us to the edges of our experience, where it is dark, and all is not necessarily clear. Plunging into new depths, the programme thinks through deep time and the unconscious mind. What forms of solace might be found in the night that cannot emerge in the light of day? What might we hear when surrounded by this darkness? Through myth making, spectatorship, performance, and painting, you are invited to look inward and ask how can our experience help us understand what lies beneath the knowable?

We’re excited to announce our continued partnership with Turner Contemporary, who are generously hosting part of the public programme. Turner Contemporary is one of the UK’s leading art galleries. Founded to celebrate JMW Turner’s connection to Margate in 2001, the David Chipperfield designed gallery opened in 2011.

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