Jayne Parker

Crossing Borders 2016 | 25 October 2016, 7 - 8.30pm | Reflections on Filming Performance
Much of the film work Jayne has made over the last fifteen years or so features the performance of music in what she calls 'a search to find a music equivalent within the language of film'. Jayne has worked with cellist Anton Lukoszevieze and pianist Katharina Wolpe to make many films, each with a strong focus on the act of musical expression. There is a strong element of performance in all her work - the body in action, in relation to an object, musical instrument, another body.

WinLab 2016 | 9 - 11 December | Feeling what the performer feels

This workshop invites a series of questions: Why do I want to film this? What do I want to feel when I see it on film? Can I find a way to express or capture on film the qualities of the performing body and the way it makes me feel? Can I put myself in the place of the performer and feel what they feel?
Taking examples from different sources, including artists' film and video, television, screendance and mainstream film, as well as the participants’ own work, we will look at how decisions and choices made throughout the process of filming affect the final film.
It will be a workshop of conversations and sharing experiences, examining and exploring the challenges of filming the performing body.


Jayne Parker is an artist and filmmaker living and working in London. Her work has been widely shown, in major art institutions, on television and in film and music festivals. In 2003 she was the recipient of the 1871 Fellowship, researching the relationship between music and film, hosted by the Ruskin School of Drawing, Oxford and the San Francisco Art Institute. Much of her work features the performance of music. In 2008 a DVD compilation of her film works was released by the British Film Institute in their British Artists' Film series. Her films are distributed by LUX and she teaches at the Slade School of Fine Art, University College London, where she is Head of Graduate Fine Art Media. She is currently working on a new film, continuing her collaboration with cellist Anton Lukoszevieze, along side a series of objects and photographs, which extend her interest in music.