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How do I get out of the pool without wetting my hands


Skye Jamieson

About This Project:

Artist Skye Jamieson has produced a video that depicts the emotion of water in an urban environment. A space where the viewer is brought into a mental envelopment of touching and experiencing water. The project asks, both of the Skye and the viewer – how do we relate and interact with water as humans?

The work documents experiences, performances and places in relationship to water that Skye had access to while she is in isolation, with a focus on a swimming pool on her property. Skye used this environment to create abstracted video lengths that will make up a small body of work. Ambiguity and abstraction were key visual structures in the making of the video.

The Project Outcome:

About the Artists:

Skye Jamieson (b. 1993, Brisbane, Australia) uses drawing to explore physical and emotional landscapes in relationship to water. Jamieson is predominantly based in urban environments and so materials like concrete and plaster often feature in her work. Jamieson aims to mould and shape these materials to reveal immediate impressions of specific environments. Her work is psychogeographic and works to reveal observations of presence and sense, positive and negative, in worlds where natural and artificial converge.

Skye Jamieson graduated from the School of Art and Design at the Australian National University in 2017 with a Bachleo0r of Print-Media and Drawing. She has exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in Australia. A selection of projects follows: BLAZE THIRTEEN, Canberra Contemporary Art Space, Canberra (2019); SPRING 1883 with Tributary Projects (Canberra) in Sydney (2019); Activity Centres, M16 Art Space in Canberra (2019); East Australian Current, Brisbane (2019); CAPO Emerging Artist Prize, ANU SOAD Foyer Gallery, Canberra (2018); Blue Straw on a Path to Dickson Tributary Projects, Canberra (2018); Hold A Mentos Wrapper CCAS Manuka, Canberra (2018).


How do I get out of the pool without wetting my hands has been supported by HOTA, Home of the Arts through HOTA’s Artist Fund, Rage Against The V(irus).

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Image credit: NA.