Bill Jackson



Dark/Light, The Venetian Mirror


Suffolk based artist Bill Jackson has collaborated with poet Tamar Yoseloff to create Dark/Light, The Venetian Mirror, a two screen video work premiering at the Venice Biennale.  

As space expanded, the universe cooled and matter formed. One second after the Big Bang, the universe was filled with neutrons, protons, electrons, anti-electrons, photons and neutrinos.


During the first three minutes of the universe, the light elements were born during a process known as The Big Bang.


Inherent in my work is this notion of a beginning, of where we might fit into a world that stores memories of past, current and future events. I create a visualisation of energy, by using light drawing tools, to map out spaces and environments by harnessing natural elements such as the wind to trace and draw. I document unique, live, site specific performances where I often appear. The Venetian Mirror is a response to a Palladian estate where memories come together to form a universal narrative - the question of who am I and from whence I came.



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