b. Great Britain
Jenny Pickett's practice crosses: sculpture, sound, drawing, video, interactivity and performance. This plurality of mediums garner layers of meaning, she often explores her subject through the influences of sound upon the gaze and visa versa, altering both sonic and visual counterparts, asking the viewer rethink their encounter with the oeuvre. Pickett's preoccupation lies at the point at which technology (new or ancient) becomes the landscape or the body by accumulating their prior states, our prior norms.
Jenny Pickett is a member of the artists' collective and cultural project: APO33, and realised various collective works both in contemporary music and visual arts including; GIASO : Great International Streaming Orchestra, Chaoslab and BOT project. Pickett has established and coordinated cross-border collaborations with other artist-run organisations. This has recently led to European grants being awarded to Opensound – a partnership project between 7 countries including UK, France, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Spain and Norway and We Have a Situation… with partners in Austria, Germany, France, The Netherlands, and the UK
Notable Exhibitions include : Il y à de la soupe dans mes cheveux, Gallery A, Denée (FR) - 2015/ Swallow, Blow, FLow - Kjersten Kjer Museum, Frostrup (DK) - 2015 / BOT : Multiplication du Phénoméne, La Gaterie, Roche sur Yon (FR) - 2014 / EXO-ART, L’Atelier (1 rue de Chateaubriand) – Nantes (FR) - 2013 / Opensound-London, Avairy Studios – London (UK) - 2013 / Screen Compositions 8, New York (US) - 2012 / Une Mouche dans la tête, la Garenen Lemot – Clisson (FR) - 2012 / Dislocated Flesh, Tenderpixel Gallery – London (UK) - 2011 / the engine room, Morely Gallery – London (UK) - 2011 / Nu Alongé, Beyond Signal#3 – Nantes (FR) - 2010 / Mal Au Pixel , Mains d’Oeuvres – Paris (FR) - 2009 / Hearing Ghosts, La Maison rouge - Paris (FR) - 2008
Pickett performs with DIY electronics, prepared guitar and percussion in the projects “Cellule de Bass” and “Solar Return”, “ORGONE” (contemporary percussion group) and “ONsemble” (contemporary musique ensemble).
Selected Performances : WORM - Rotterdam (NL) - 2015, Washington Street art gallery - Boston (US) -2015, Avatar, Quebec (CA) - 2015, Musée des beaux arts, Nantes (FR) - 2014, HTMlles Festival-Montreal (CA) - 2014, Networked Music Festival-Birmingham (UK) - 2014, LE 102, Grenoble (FR) - 2014 ,Hab Gallery - Nantes (FR) - 2013, Metasonic-Lisbon (PT) - 2012 …
Jenny Pickett has Collaborated & Performed with: Julien Ottavi, Romain Papion, Julien Poidevin, Kasper Toeplitz, Eva Ursprung, Phill Niblock, Keith Rowe, John Tilbury, Christian Wolff, Shu Lea Cheang, Shelly Knotts, Antye Greie-Ripatti, Kadet Kuhne, Keiko Uenishi, Seamus O’Donnell, Sunshine Frere, Emmanuelle Gibello, Soizic Lebrat, Jerome Joy, Erin Sexton, Phillippe Cavaleri, Helen Varley Jamieson, and others…
Pickett holds a first class BA Honours in Fine Art from Falmouth College of Art, Cornwall and an MA in Interactive media: Critical theory and practice with Distinction from Goldsmiths, University of London, studing with Dr Matthew Fuller, Dr Luciana Parisi. She has co-authored articles published by Errant Bodies and IG Kultur Steiermark and has work included in the book Beyond Contemporary Art - by Etan Ilfeld (Vivays Publishing Ltd). Her work is held by various private collectors and she has also released sound works on experimental music labels: FIBRR Records and HUM.REC.