Re-seeding, in correspondence is a new performance to camera by Jade suggesting that there is a connection between ourselves and the earth and that this line, or connection, like our communications with one another, is drawing.
Helen Moore, Engagement Lead at East Street Arts and Project Manager during Jade’s residency having followed Jade’s residency closely, and having seen the performance to camera commented:
“I think it’s a fantastic piece! Jade has a very distinctive style to her work and I found it a meditative experience to watch. I see the process of the residency reflected in the final performance and the themes of growth and connectivity explored in quite thought-provoking ways. I really enjoyed working with Jade and I’m looking forward to the launch event!”
Developed with film-makers Webb-Ellis, Jade seeks to visualise these exchanges of energy, the lines, the communications, and with that, consider, maybe on a global scale, stewarding of our spaces.
Re-seeding, in correspondence documents processes of making virtual connections with a local community of people who have refugee status or are seeking asylum. Jade’s research topics on ownership, body, and land, explored through a workshop with participants from MAFWA Theatre – an organisation in Leeds who make theatre with sanctuary seekers in Burmantofts, Lincoln Green, and Mabgate – included an exchange of materials: charcoal, a sketchbook, herb seeds, and materials to grow them in with the intention of locating commonality through a shared connection to the earth, soil, and growth.
A development of ‘Drawing as Contagion’, a text and workshop devised in response to exhibition Instituting Care (Bluecoat; Humber Street Gallery) RE:seeding, in correspondence extends Jade’s central idea that drawing is a mode of being or a mode of operating, allowing further exploration of the question: What does it mean to survey and reclaim ‘environments’, our relationship to space, and where are potentials for reclamation or belongings?
The film was launched at an event on October 23rd 2020 as part of the Unbordering Festival.
Watch Jade’s conversation with Chandra Frank below. Jade’s final performance will be available to watch soon.