Jane Skeer’s art practice is like a treasure map that one might choose to follow; it whimsically opens unexpected doors to unexpected places, playfully enabling the unexpected to emerge. It offers the city as material, a place of interpretation to re-imagine its possibilities. Skeer walks to highlight the urgency and temporality of our actions to make sense of the world.
Jane Skeer’s work is essential; it’s ephemeral, sits sensitively on the earth, and could be overlooked. It is cathartic, obsessive, and satisfying. Damaged and discarded materials are rearranged, repurposed, and reconfigured. Skeer’s work is unpredictable and often confusing, made on-site without relocating. Each intervention is playfully created with a sense of mischief, immediacy, and attention to detail. These performative interventions suggest movement, action, and transformation; they hint at collapse, renewal, damage, and repair.
Jane Skeer walks to address humanity, claiming that it’s all she can do.