I walked the beach today in search of an answer… What came was a
surprise… I don’t know why it was such a surprise…but…there you are…
that seems to be how it is…
A series of film, writing and photographic installations and online variations by Jane Bacon, PhD developed between 2003 to present. In each iteration, the act of walking followed by mindful sitting generates photographs of the landscape and poetic musing on the complex internal relationships that constitute what it is to be human. Often filmed in County Mayo, Eire but other iterations are based on Galiano Island, British Colombia, Canada and closer to home in her Northamptonshire village.
Psyche’s Witness and Sitting/Walking/Practice: exhibition
Enchantment and Disenchantment: The Psyche in Transformation: London Regional Conference, International Association of Jungian Studies, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, 15-16 July, 2011
University of Northampton, Feb, 2011
Beetroot Tree Gallery, Derbyshire, Jan, 2011
On the Edge: Psyche in Ethics, Art and Nature International Conference, International Association of Jungian Studies and Jungian Society for Scholarly Studies, Ithica, New York: Cornell University, Aug. 2010
Sitting/Walking/Practice, Woman and the Sea and stillframewalk: invited film showing/exhibition
Psyche in the Arts Research Network symposium, Sept 2011
Beetroot Tree Gallery, Derbyshire, Oct, 2009
Leamington Spa Gallery, May, 2010
Research Exchange Land and Water Research Group: University of Plymouth (Dec 2009) and the University of Northampton (Jan, 2010)
‘Sitting Practice: Reflections on a Woman’s Creative Process’ in Gender Forum, Women and Performance, Issue 31, 2010, Anna Furse, pp. 48-56.
The world of the body, of making and of creativity; of images, words and movement is a territory within which I inhabit and embody my research imperative. These pages comprise a sort of musing on the processes of practice-as research in performance and screen when ‘self’ is the source of creative inspiration. In other words, this musing is a sort personification of the imaginal, hewn into word and image form, that might allow ego to know it too is merely a personification of personhood.