Jini Rawlings – exhibitions in Norway and Aberdeen

Posted on: 28 May 2012
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WAVE/ING by Jini Rawlings Still from WAVE/ING, by Jini Rawlings

CMP lecturer and video artist Jini Rawlings has shown work recently at the Aberdeen Maritime Museum and the Nordsjofartmuseet, Telavåg, Norway.

Jini writes:

“I made a 3 screen video for the permanent collection of  the Nordsjofartmuseet (North Sea Maritime Museum) Telavåg Norway. “A Dangerous Crossing” uses extensive archival and contemporary film and was made in collaboration with Trygve Sorvag. It is based around the journeys made from Telavåg to Shetland during WW2. After Hitler invaded Norway refugees escaped on small boats known as the Shetland Bus and agents were taken back. This eventually led to the complete destruction of the village by the Nazis.”

Jini Rawlings’  Exhibition WAVE/ING opened on May 26th at Aberdeen Maritime Museum. “Originally inspired by archives from the Aberdeen Maritime Museum and sea journeys to Iceland and Shetland, the installations feature asynchronous video loops and black or semi silvered glass and printed silk panels. These interweave fragments of memory and history to create transitory stories using sources ranging from the Shetland bus and the occupation of Iceland in WW2 to the writings of 19th century lady travellers. The multi screen video projections and glass pieces are displayed in a number of key locations in the museum and are intended to both intervene with and complement existing exhibits. Vitrines both contain and reflect the images and sound drifts from one space to another.”

This summer show features new video and mixed media work in addition to installations shown in London Gallery West at Westminster’s Harrow Campus. The exhibition ends on 1st September 2012. There will be an artist’s talk at Aberdeen Maritime Museum on 27th June.

Jini’s own website can be found here.

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