Jason Dee’s practice uses digital technology to distort the spatial and temporal boundaries of analogue films. This approach works in conjunction with installation techniques that alter cinema’s carefully aligned layout of projector, screen and audience. These two methods combine to highlight the fragmented structure of a hybrid medium that has been in a constant state of flux and renewal for over a century. Rather than simply exposing the material workings of an increasingly obsolete medium, digital technology is used to subtly shift and undermine film’s intricately constructed worlds, creating alternative spaces, rhythms and viewpoints within which old and the new ways of seeing can be merged and reinterpreted.
Jason has recently completed a PhD at Newcastle University. His practice-led research focused on the shifting perceptual parameters created by the transfer of 20th Century audio-visual recordings to 21st Century media.
He has exhibited and presented papers in Britain, Europe and North America and undertaken a number of residencies, including the Scottish Arts Council New Media Residency, Stills Photography Gallery Residency (Edinburgh) and the Squeaky Wheel Media Residency (NY)
Recent exhibitions include: Pursuit of a Shadow (solo show, Talbot Rice Gallery Edinburgh) Rencontres Internationales (Pompidou Centre – Paris, Haus der Kulturen der Welt – Berlin); Running Time: Artist films in Scotland: 1960 to Now, Dean Gallery, Scottish National Galleries, Edinburgh.