When trying to express my attitude to practice, two artists come to mind.
Talking aboutÂ essay writing, Aldous Huxley writes; 'Freely, effortlessly, thought and feeling move in these...Â works of art...between the essayâ€™s three poles â€“ from personal to universal, from the abstract back to the concrete, from the objective datum to the inner experience.â€™ Aldous Huxley. Preface to his Collected Essays (1960)
This short text articulatesÂ my own feelings towardsÂ contemporary art and practice.
The other artist is Margaret Tait. She has a film â€˜Where I am is Here', I think of the title as a touchstone for its geographic and psychological constancy; a grounding of practice. I use personal experience as material through which to look at the cultural and political landscape. In terms of production, my work tends to be focused on the realization of ideas rather than any specific medium.
Jacqueline Holt is originally from London and has been living in Belfast since 2010. She completed the MFA at the University of Ulster in 2012. She co-founded AMINI in 2015. Her work has been shown in Belfast, London, Nice and Dublin.