Jordan Baseman, who has recently exhibited ‘Deadness’ at London’s Matt’s Gallery, has created two films for artSOUTH : collaborations which will be shown at Portsmouth’s The Omega Centre. Film screenings are being shown back to back and is free to watch from Thursdays to Sundays at 11am-4pm
True Crime features the criminologist Dr. Diana Bretherick from the University of Portsmouth’s Institute of Criminal Justice Studies. We hear her discuss ideas of Good and Evil whilst witnessing a parade of portraits; mug-shots of contemporary offenders. The photographs capture a moment, revealing people at an intensely complex time in their lives. Some are glaringly defiant, while some are distraught and others appear to be lost. True Crime asks questions about the boundaries between individuals, society and how we as a culture behave.
Skin Colored Chairs features the writer Simon Bennett. Simon discusses his experiences of childhood and early adult life with candor, humor and great insight. From a socially deprived background, Simon finds his way in and out of care homes, detention centres and eventually prison. While incarcerated, Simon begins to write and alters the course of his life. Skin Colored Chairs is visually driven by urban located, abstract imagery that has been recorded in London and Portsmouth on Super 16mm film.
Gareth Colwell, Communications Manager at Aspex, said: “It’s a real pleasure to bring an artist like Jordan Baseman to Portsmouth and to show his work in a location outside our usual gallery space. The breadth of the work on show throughout the artSOUTH project is amazing and I’d strongly recommend exploring the locations across the south that you may not have visited before!”
The films will be available to view until Sunday 1st December.