Jane Grant (UK)

Jane Grant is an artist who works with moving image, sound, installation, drawing and writing. Her work often draws on scientific ideas, both contemporary and historical. She works across disciplines in the arts and sciences often collaborating with scientists, designers and composers.

This collaborative work has resulted in award winning projects including The Fragmented Orchestra with John Matthias and Nick Ryan which was winner of thePRSF New Music Award, 2008 and received an Honorary Mention at Prix Ars Electronic 2009, Hybrid Arts Category. The Fragmented Orchestra was exhibited at FACT and 23 sites across the UK. Jane is currently working on a number of NeuroArtsprojects.

Her recent work Ghost was premiered at ISEA and the Istanbul Biennial 2011. Other recent work includes Soft Moon and Leaving Earth, both films influenced by astrophysical science and literature with specific reference to the science fiction writing of Italo Calvino and Stanislaw Lem.

She is currently developing a body of work regarding Dark Matter, including a series of photographic drawings and a new film. New collaborative works include Plasticitypremiered at the BFI as part of the onedotzero adventures in motion festival 2011, November 2011 with John Matthias, Nick Ryan and Kin.

She was awarded an AHRC grant for the project Threshold – Merging the Human Voice with Neurological Time Patterns, and she has received funding for her work from the ACE, British Council, Wellcome Trust and many others.

Jane is Associate Professor (Reader) in Digital Arts at Plymouth University, UK.

Related links: http://janegrant.org.uk/wordpress/, , Plymouth University, Isea