The Space-Based Arts Festival is RECESS’s inaugural show at their new venue within SE. ‘Space’ is all around us, it’s all-encompassing. Any and all goings-on are mediated by and predicated on it. Its parameters are so inclusive that it ceases to be meaningful. Well it doesn’t have to be meaningful to us for it to have a very serious impact on our day to day – both by tripping us up, giving us a surface to stand on, and all the stuff in between. As our attention becomes more and more rapt towards bright and shiny screen technologies, the rest of the space gets dulled out and forgotten. The artists selected for SBA adopt multiple strategies for negotiating our experience with(in) it.
Made from a collection of over 200 tropical shorts, skorts, shirts and skirts, Hannah Jickling presents Paradise Tarp, or Space-Based Tarp, for Space-Based Art. For residents of the Pacific Northwest, this portable shelter will promise protection and vacation from the elements.
Hannah Jickling is from the Canadian north and currently lives and works between Portland, Toronto and the Yukon. She received her BFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (2003), and her MFA (Art and Social Practice), from Portland State University (2010). She is currently the artist-in-residence at the Multnomah Education Service District’s Outdoor School.