Jane Glennie is an artist, filmmaker and typographic designer.
I make flicker films: films composed of a ‘blizzard’ of still photographs. The majority of the 1000 to 1500 photographs that comprise my films are my own. I am particularly drawn to texture, often using layered images and macro photography. Images combine with poetry written by myself or others, often with soundscapes.
My current project is ‘Gesture’ – inspired by Tilly Losch and the ‘Dance of her Hands’. Exploring the notion of gesture as the use of movement to express thought and emotion; but also its sense as action or courtesy.
Her poetry films have screened at festivals across the world. They have received distinctions and awards at Oxford Brookes Poetry Film Competition (UK), Weimar Poetry Film Competition (Germany), Rabbit Heart Poetry Film Festival (USA), and Poole Poetry Film Competition (UK). She has films in the Book of Hours project (UK), and the Visible Poetry Project (USA).
She was commissioned (with Robert Good) to create the ‘Word Bank of Lost Dialects’ exhibition for The Word National Centre for the Written Word in South Shields. She is founder of Peculiarity Press and publisher of ‘A New Dictionary of Art’. Previous projects include an installation at South Hill Park Arts Centre with over 2,000 recorded visitor interactions, the Arts Council England funded event Engage with Art, an archive-inspired project for International Women's Day and a London 2012 Inspire Mark project with Slough Museum.