Ngaire Jackson: Snow Angels

SNOW ANGELS, choreographed movement in space and time- Ngaire Jackson. Part III of '...you should show.' Peer review artist- Bronagh Lawson. 15 Dec 2014 - 17 January 2015.

Opening: Thursday, 18 December, 6-8pm
Opening hours: 19/20 Dec/ 07-10 Jan: Wed- Fri, 1-5pm, Sat 12-3pm

SNOW ANGELS is an installation of life-size body maps using paint and print. The work seeks to record a lived or live presence while drawing on absence, and reflecting on memory.   At the same time the works express a societal context with a link to social and environmental contexts.
Part performance, part painting, part print these artworks are created using the simple, childhood game of snow angels.  A snow angel is a design, made in fresh snow, by lying down and sweeping one's arms up and down, and one's legs from side to side, to form the shape of an angel. A record of repeated gestures; choreographed movement, locating and connecting oneself in a space, to a place and upon a time. Humans make and use maps all the time to locate themselves and others in space and in time.
In Snow Angels the angel is only fully realised when the physical body has gone. The angel composition then becomes a fitting and telling vestige; an indicator of a former presence or existence, a trace, a memory.                                                                                                                                             

  1. Pick a spot. ...
  2. Fresh Snow works best …
  3. Fall backward. ...
  4. Sweep your arms and legs. ...
  5. Press your head. ...
  6. Get up. ...
  7. Walk away. …

With step-by-step instructions on how to create a Snow Angel the viewer is invited to join in and create their own snow angel, locating and connecting themselves within a space and upon a time.
Let it snow …

Ngaire A Jackson graduated from the University of Ulster with BA (Hons) First Class Degree in 1997 and an MFA in 2000. Ngaire creates concept driven artworks using carefully selected materials where simple, immediate processes undermine traditionally associated skills. These processes are both a method and a purpose; a record of a happening, event, performance. Ngaire’s studio base is in Lisburn where she is also co-director of Red Apple Arts.
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About: ‘You should show…’.
This is the third project in the programme ‘You should show…’, a series of 4 projects over the year, based on peer review and curatorial assistance by the reviewer.
PS² has asked artists who have worked on projects with us before and who are familiar with PS²’s curatorial direction, to propose one artist, to whom we should offer a project.
Barry Cullen - Phil Hession, April/May 2014; see
Rachel Campbell-Palmer - Yvonne Kennan, August 2014; see
Rob Anderson - Alissa Kleist, February/March 2015.




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