Jordana & Jimmy: the dynamic duo
Splendid Provocateur Jeff Khan, returned to Splendour 2011 to check out the works that our artists made this year.
“It does make me proud to have been involved in their development, especially knowing how hard both Jordana and Jimmy have worked to get up to this point through the various stages of development.” - Jeff Khan
Both Curious Creatures & Close Encounters were big crowd pleasers at the festival. As Jordana shared on Splendid TV, episode 16, about Close Encounters:
“The idea behind the work was to facilitate connecting people. To create a collective experience, a space for expression and dialogue. I feel like that's happening." - Jordana Maisie
Producing work for Splendour is one intense experience. It takes several weeks of R&R to recover, with artists (and staff) often reporting exhaustion, followed by withdrawals. It is art lived in the fast lane.
"It's been a brilliant stepping stone for me, working with small budgets then stepping up to a large budget for an art project with a huge audience. It's been great for me as a professional development step." - Jimmy McGilchrist
As both artists have now had time to reflect on the experience with some critical distance, the next step is where these works should be toured. Jordana is negotiating with Coachella and Jimmy plans to let the creatures loose again in Australia over the summer and aims to tour the work to the UK and US in 2012. Stay tuned!
Photographs by Brenden Allen.
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