2018 Talks

Artist Talk: Melanie Jackson

Deeper in the Pyramid (Junk Ouroborous), Melanie Jackson, 2018

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Thursday, 15 March 2018


18.30 - 20.00


Grand Union, 19 Minerva Works, 158 Fazeley Street, Birmingham, B5 5RS. Please note this venue is unfortunately not accessible. It is located on the second floor of a building without a lift.


Free, booking recommended.

To coincide with her solo exhibition at Grand Union, Melanie Jackson will be presenting her research on one of the most familiar substances we encounter: milk.

Milk is polymorphic with an inclination for promiscuous collaboration – whether it be with bacteria, with cartoon avatars, with economics, pornography, racial politics or genetic re-calibration. It is fundamental to all mammalian bodies, and is one of the most technologised fluids on earth.

Melanie’s project, Deeper in the Pyramid, is an expansive new body of work comprising animation, sculpture, a filmed performance and a publication in graphic novel format, written in collaboration with Esther Leslie. It engages with the bio-economy through the webs of exploitation and collective fantasy that interconnect various life forms through milk, its technologies and representations. This project will be delivered across three sites: Grand Union in Birmingham, Primary in Nottingham and Banner Repeater in London.

Presented by Grand Union in partnership with Arts & Science Festival.