The Listening Booth presents...

Jade Foster

Sekkle: The Studios
3m13s ; 2016

Employing the ideology that words can be treated like objects and somewhat are therefore sculptural; Foster is able to create a loosely structured and composed layered ensemble of monologues and atmospheric sounds relating to the University in which she studies in. Spoken language is tangible and therefore she am able to manipulate, to build, break and assemble. In this piece she explores the auditory prosodic features (Intonation, Stress, Pitch) of Jamaican Patois (creole) which is staggered and overlayed alongside natural sounds of her immediate environment- Britannia Studios, University of Derby. By using the institution and the studios which is a social and educational space; she is attempting to create connections, critique and dissect the very incubator in which she creates art.

This work is best viewed within a public space this may be an immediate environment or within an unfamiliar environment. The work has a reflective tone so this work can be equally played with headphones and through speakers.

Jade Foster is a 3rd Generation Caribbean and British Queer Conceptual Artist. She work with language in particular English and Jamaican Patois (creole). She investigates the relationship between Semantics and the prosodic features of words through multi-layered text both written and spoken. She delves into themes involving displace, disorientation, self-identity within her work. Her work is both political and social drawing upon sound and drawing to address a certain self-awareness and consciousness within various familiar and unfamiliar social situations and spaces. She pays attention to her presence within existing social structures and to relationships she creates. Her goal is to give her audience a taste into her multi-faceted experience of disorientation and displace.