Open Field 2017-18: Jamie Jenkinson

Artist-in-residence at The Cass.

Jamie Jenkinson

Dates: 11 November to 16 December 2017

Introductory talk: Thursday 16 November, Open Field Studio, third floor, Calcutta Small Annex
Closing event: Thursday 14 December, 5pm, Open Field Studio, third floor, Calcutta Small Annex

During my time at The Cass I’ll be using the space to experiment with a series of new optical and digital aberration installations. Alongside this I’ll be making videos based on the new Cass building, its roof terrace and surrounding architecture. 


I mainly make videos on my phone. This is the basis of my practice-based PhD at Lancaster University researching materialism in popular video technology; the framework of my teaching in Visual Communication at the Royal College of Art; and the inspiration for my writing and programming on artist film and video. 

Please contact Ben Cain ( for further details.

Bulls, iPhone 7 plus, 26/06/17 (video still) by Jamie Jenkinson


Dates 11 November to 16 December 2017
Introductory talk Thursday 16 November
Closing event Thursday 14 December
Location Open Field Studio 
Calcutta Small Annex, third floor

Texts, books and literature

See Jamie's website for the latest videos and documents.

Below is a short list of texts/books/films etc which relate to current work and/or work planned for residency:


  • Field Impressions, 2015, Amy Dickson
  • Point Line Plane, 2010, Simon Payne
  • This Our Still Life, 2011, Andrew Kotting
  • Zoetrope, 2008, Nicky Hamlyn  


  • Does Writing have a Future, 1987, Vilém Flusser
  • Theory and Definition of Structural/Materialist Film, 1976, Peter Gidal
  • Towards an Autonomous Practice, 1976, David Hall