Shadow Clock by Jennifer McMillan
Shadow Clock is illustrated by the shadows cast by a female body and poetically personifies time by travelling through the history and collections of Tullie House.
Using video, light, and projection Jennifer challenges our perception of time and the way we feel time. Using the shadows projected from the body she has created a clock. Shadow Clock also poetically personifies time by travelling through the history and eras of the collections of Tullie House.
Jennifer is interested in the expectations forced upon society and the idea of femininity. She seeks to discover how social constructs of femininity are embedded in culture, art and time. In particular, she is interested in ideas of temporality, ownership and possession, and the ways in which these ideas have become associated with femininity.
Through the manipulation of light, shadow and time Shadow Clock questions our control over what we observe. The personification of time explores the history and eras of the collections of Tullie House. It also explores feelings, perceptions and definitions of time.
Jennifer McMillan is an artist currently based in Ulverston, Cumbria and currently completing her MA in Contemporary Art Practice at the Royal College of Art. She is interested in the relationships between the body and environments to explore our place in society.
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