Bill Jackson

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From the FotoFilm 'Angel In The Trees' a collaboration with the LA poet and playwright Dan O'Brian. From The Quartet 'North By East' Winner of the Gold Award for Moving Image at Tokyo International 2017.

From the FotoFilm 'Angel In The Trees' a collaboration with the LA poet and playwright Dan O'Brian.From The Quartet 'North By East' Winner of the Gold Award for Moving Image at Tokyo International 2017.

From the FotoFilm 'Our Lives Are Brief' a collaboration with the poet Tamar Yoseloff. From The Quartet 'North By East' Winner of the Gold Award for Moving Image at Tokyo International 2017.

From the FotoFilm 'Loss' a collaboration with the poet Tamar Yoseloff. From The Quartet 'North By East' Winner of the Gold Award for Moving Image at Tokyo International 2017.

From the FotoFilm 'Loss' a collaboration with the poet Tamar Yoseloff. From The Quartet 'North By East' Winner of the Gold Award for Moving Image at Tokyo International 2017.

From the FotoFilm 'Ghost Walk' a collaboration with the poet Tamar Yoseloff. From The Quartet 'North By East' Winner of the Gold Award for Moving Image at Tokyo International 2017.

From the FotoFilm 'Ghost Walk' a collaboration with the poet Tamar Yoseloff. From The Quartet 'North By East' Winner of the Gold Award for Moving Image at Tokyo International 2017.

From the FotoFilm 'Ghost Tree' a collaboration with the poet Tamar Yoseloff. A 1 minute version will be screened at The Venice Biennale 2019 at Palazzo Pesaro Papafava May 8 – Tuesday June 4

From the FotoFilm 'Ghost Tree' a collaboration with the poet Tamar Yoseloff. A 1 minute version will be screened at The Venice Biennale 2019 at Palazzo Pesaro Papafava May 8 – Tuesday June 4

From the FotoFilm 'The Venetian Mirror' a collaboration with the poet Tamar Yoseloff. The two screen quadrophonic version will be screened at The Venice Biennale 2019 at Palazzo Pesaro Papafava May 19th. Winner of the Silver Award for Moving Image at Tokyo International 2018.

From the FotoFilm 'The Venetian Mirror' a collaboration with the poet Tamar Yoseloff. The two screen quadrophonic version will be screened at The Venice Biennale 2019 at Palazzo Pesaro Papafava May 19th.Winner of the Silver Award for Moving Image at Tokyo International 2018.

Currently work in progress for a new FotoFilm from mapping Snape Maltings

Currently work in progress for a new FotoFilm from mapping Snape Maltings

Bill Jackson

I am a photographer, filmmaker and sound artist, primarily working in the fine art gallery and site specific arenas. This concept of time is crucial to my ideas, exchanging the classic definition of photography as a series of instant glimpses of the world in which we live, to a personal definition of ‘space-time’.

Working during the day, I use my film camera to observe micro moments which I call ‘Little Instances of Time’. These ‘video postcards’ explore relationships between people and their environment. I am also an ArtDocumentary maker working collaboratively with other artists. Currently in production is a film for The Sainsbury Centre at UEA and Messums Gallery on the sculptor Laurence Edwards and the creation of a new work ‘Man Of Stones’ for the sculpture at UEA.

As a nocturnal photographer and filmmaker, I work with specially constructed drawing tools in the dark of night to engage with natural elements including the sea and the wind to map out spaces and environments, tapping into the natural energies to trace and draw, and document unique, live, site specific performances. The reality of the captured image is fundamental to all my work, particularly with long exposure photography.

I create a field of vision for the light drawings to take place; the outcome is unknown. The photograph is the evidence of an ‘event’ that has taken place, a ‘performance’ that even I myself cannot see in its entirety. During creation, only the process is evident. It’s through the inherent values in photography as a documentary process that I  realise the idea.

Working collaboratively with writers and poets, these become the frames for my FotoFilms where I use image, sound/music and text/voice to translate these ‘maps’ into a personal observation of my chosen surroundings.

I have won many international awards for my photographic prints and films, more recently a Gold and Silver at The Tokyo International Awards. I will be screening ‘The Venetian Mirror’, a collaborative work with the poet Tamar Yoseloff at this years Venice Biennale (2019) for ‘Alive In The Universe’ project curated by Caroline Wiseman and David Baldry. I have exhibited world wide including The Photographers Gallery, The National Portrait Gallery, The Brno Museum and the Museum Of Modern Art in Argentina.

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