True Crime

07 Sep -
01 Dec 2013

11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Off Site

artSOUTH : collaborations is a new and ambitious contemporary visual art project, curated by Judy Adam and the artSOUTH Partnership. Artist-led commissions, made in collaboration with specialists from other fields, are presented in diverse locations across central South England from 7 September to 1 December 2013. 

Jordan Baseman has created two films for artSOUTH : collaborations, which will be shown offsite at The Omega Centre, Omega Street, Portsmouth, PO5 4LP. Film screenings will shown back to back continuously between 11-4 on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

True Crime features the criminologist Dr. Diana Bretherick from the University of Portsmouth, Institute of Criminal Justice Studies. We hear Dr. Bretherick discuss the social constructs of Good and Evil, as we witness 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. Time-lapse, double exposures and other in camera techniques have been deployed to create the visual material for the experimental moving-image portrait that is, Skin Colored Chairs.



aspex is a lead partner of artSOUTH : collaborations. Artworks will be presented in variety of settings from galleries to more unusual sites including an ex-rocket testing site, a 1950’s cargo steamship, a medieval hall, a beech tree circle and a defensive sea wall.  These can be found across the region from Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight in the South East, to the New Forest and Bournemouth in the South West and Romsey and Winchester to the North.

For more information, please visit the artSOUTH website.

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