Jane Eyre Jordans is a Canadian-Italian-Jamaican visual artist. Her practice exists primarily in video, performance, and installation and is mostly research based. her work deals with themes relating to her personal life and the notion of glitch.
She completed her undergraduate degree in integrated media at OCAD University in Toronto, Ontario. She is currently working on an MFA in intermedia at Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec.
I like to explore personal lived experiences in my work. This includes exploring (past) relationships, outlining memories from my life, or my identity.
I approach my work with a sense of play. My projects make extensive use of colour, upbeat music, and images from popular culture.
I frequently employ digital glitches in my work and have recently been influenced by Legacy Russel’s work on Glitch Feminism. The capacity of glitch as both an aesthetic and conceptual tool to dismantle the white heteronormative notion of the gender binary resonates with me as a queer mixed-race black woman. However, I aim to push this idea further by including disabled and (mentally) ill bodies in the conversation. In other words, I wonder how we might use the idea of glitch and other digital tools as a means of expanding the body and our idea of what a body should be?
My work is less concerned with issues around the gender binary than with articulating my experiences as someone with intersecting identities. I see my work as a journal that encapsulates my experiences and interests.
Concordia University MFA Profile
Galleries West, The Edmonton Journal, Global News, Daze Magazine
April 3rd, 2019 ☯ That Thing is Called Free ☯ Open Space Gallery ☯ Toronto, Ontario, Canada.