Untitled Video Piece

Olivia-Jane Ransley

Olivia-jane Ransley, work in progress, Slides: charades series.

Olivia-jane Ransley, work in progress, Slides: charades series.

22 July to 9 September 2005

Window show of untitled video piece (viewed from the street 24 hours)

EVENT/OPENING: All Welcome
Closing event: 09/09/2005
6.30-9pm

Ransley makes work concerned with process and the everyday. By isolating actions and situations and forcing us to really consider them she shows the mysterious in the ordinary as well as a subtle humour.

Creative, SWF, 23, with GSOH, interested in the arts, open to offers’

Olivia-jane Ransley makes work concerned with process and the everyday. By isolating actions and situations she invites us to really consider them, find the mysterious in the ordinary. She is interested in the performative aspect of our lives, the things we do when we feel we are being watched and are overly conscious of ourselves.

Olivia-jane’s practise includes drawings, video, photography and slides. Her work examines the humour of how we react in particular situations and what is socially appropriate or inappropriate. It uses the mode of the DIY or etiquette manual. Her films are about endurance, in their subject and in the experience for the viewer. They depict an action which is known and commonplace, as we watch the action begins to change and becomes something different.

Olivia-jane Ransley lives and works in London. She is a graduate of Central St. Martins School of Art, and is a founding member of the Second Rate Art group, a collective involved in organising exhibitions and supporting emerging artists.