Jadene Imbusch | Pitched

An Interview . . .

The following interview is taking place by e-mail and will be updated with each response over the course of the Index Festival and On The Corner. . .

Jadene, tell us a little bit about yourself and what you are doing at the moment?

So I’m a student originally from Leeds, but I’m about to go back to Loughborough university, to complete the final year of my Fine Art degree. I’ve taken a break from student life, and have been living back at home in Leeds for a year. In my year out I wanted to experience work places that I hadn’t previously had a chance to get involved with, and to gain knowledge in other creative sectors, to consider  other pathways post degree as a potential career. Up until recently I has been volunteering at Bradford science and media museum. I got the chance to  work in their archive and collections care department, learning about conservation and repackaging, which was an exciting way to get involved with collections, I wouldn’t have otherwise been able to view and handle.

 I contacted basement arts around autumn last year, asking if I could get involved in any way, & luckily enough I was asked if I’d like to be a part of their upcoming ‘on the corner’ exhibition of  summer 2019. With BasementArtsProject being located in Beeston, I feel honoured to have my debut collaborative exhibition to be held in a place I call home. 

The work I’m doing at the moment for the exhibition, is a sort of a response to home, and the changes that I have seen within Leeds, particularly Beeston since being back here. Being in the ‘Loughborough bubble’ for 3 consecutive years, has opened my eyes to the changes that have been occurring in Beeston and Leeds without me realising. The increasing amount of homelessness Myself and the community  have witnessed, has been horrifyingly shocking. I noticed so many tents being used for shelter, and as safe haven for the homeless. shocked by the sheer vast of homelessness I’d seen, I want to respond by making work that highlights these issues. My attention is drawn to the tents and what lies within them, imagining and fabricating what goes on inside, and relating these subjects to notions of nostalgia and child like qualities. You can expect to see juxtaposing themes, colourful sculptures, drawings and prints, collaged alongside gritty quotes & imagery.

More to come . . .

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