Jemila MacEwan and Katherine Brice – Birth of the Ghost
Site Number: 11
Site Location: 110 Gertrude St.
Artwork Title: Birth of the Ghost
Artists: Jemila MacEwan & Katherine Brice
Performance: Jemila MacEwan
Original Exhibition Concept: Katherine Brice
This video work was first exhibited as an immersive projection installation concept by projection artist Katherine Brice on Governor’s Island in NYC, ‘Birth of the Ghost’ is a contemplative meditation on the nature being. The performance has roots in the both dance tradition – originally described as ‘the dark dance’, an expression of the darkness residing within the soul of the performer.
Jemila MacEwan is a Scottish born artist based in New York and Melbourne. She received a Masters of Contemporary Art at the Victorian College of the Arts in Australia in 2012. Her work has been exhibited at the Governor’s Island Art Fair and the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts in New York, and the Melbourne International Arts Festival (Place of Assembly), BUS Gallery, C3 and Craft Victoria in Australia, among others. She has curated group shows and conducted workshops for children exploring hybridized artforms. She has received multiple awards and has been generously supported by the Australia Council for the Arts, the Dame Joan Sutherland Fund, the Ian Potter Cultural Council and the Graduate Women of Victoria Scholarship.
Katherine Brice is a Brooklyn-based artist originally from Australia. She received her Masters of Architecture at RMIT and completed her degree at Parsons School of Design in 2012, with her formal training greatly informing her investigations as an artist. Her practice involves creating immersive light-based environments, focusing on the liminal and perceptual experience within a space. She currently collaborates with Brooklyn projection artist Chris Lunney under the name i.so.si.