Who has not been tempted to look for a keyhole? What if we encourage ourselves and in doing so we discover a poetic universe of mist, mystery and suggestive landscapes? This is the universe described by MacRae through the pinhole photography, peering through a small hole … called estenopo, which gives its name to the technique. In her exhibition at ´ace we explore the intersections between this primitive form of photography and contemporary printmaking techniques: the change of scale, support and material recreate the essence of these images and give them new contents. AC
‘Nothing Dies Everything Transforms’, explored the realms of drawing that run parallel with a collaboration of pinhole and camera-less photography. Exhibiting negative images creates a sense of place straying far from the usual photographic image and presenting the photolithographic plates echoed my adoration of process.
Through the juxtaposition of my visual language and elements of natural enchantment, I create microcosms; pinhole portals into a nostalgic otherworld. These portals stimulate a reflection of a place we recognize, evoking a sense of metamorphosis, fragility and refuge.
This ignites an overwhelming mortality; delicate details of our everyday landscape are thus transformed. This transformation allows for a reconciliation of various contradictory aspects of existence such as: the outdoor with the indoor, night and day, magic and reality, black and white, and even life and death.
1988 | England
Lives in Essex, England
2013 | Master of Art and Design, Loughborough University, UK
2010 | BA in Multi Media Textile Art, Loughborough University, UK
She completed a Master’s in Art and Design at Loughborough University, while working as Artist in Residence at St. George’s College in Quilmes, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Jackie’s work has been exhibited at Visionaire 2010 Brick Lane, London, in Loughborough and Essex