Open to the public
22 - 24 September 2020
Ends 26 September 2020
Jane Butler explores how the processes of the mind connect with the body and to our external environment.
Her architectural interventions, installations and photography-based works are informed by elusive memories and neurological effects. She utilises surfaces, text, colour and light to explore how the formal aspects of artworks subconsciously affect human experience, and how advances in neuroscience influence how architects and urban planners shape cities.
She is interested in the unseen potential of existing urban structures and predominantly works site-specifically to generate poetic responses to city life and connect public and private states.
Jane’s two-week residency at PS² includes a presentation of her current research into the fields of psychology, psychiatry and the built environment, and investigations into how internal sensory and cognitive processes connect with external stimuli, spaces and experiences. She will use the Project Space to re-contextualise her research to date and generate a dialogue around it, and as a testing ground for further experimentation.
Between 22- 24 September, 1-4pm visitors are encouraged to call by to view and discuss her research and work.
No pre-booking is necessary, but the usual guidelines are in place: please wear a mask, keep social distance, sanitize your hands, maximal 4 visitors at any one time and we need your name and contact details.
Jane Butler- research image, 2020
Jane Butler is an artist and organiser specialising in public and site-specific projects. Butler received a BA in Fine Art (Sculpture) from Ulster University (2009). She has produced projects in partnership with Belfast City Council, PLACE and TULCA Visual Arts Festival. Her practice includes designing, coordinating and developing various visual arts aspects for public programmes including Belfast City Council’s City As A Gallery, The MAC and Belfast Children’s Festival. She is currently co-director of Household, a associate member of Array Collective and currently based in Flax Art Studios, Belfast. She is currently on the PS² Freelands Artist Programme 2019-2021.