Jaimie is an artist and independent producer working in public art and performance. In her public art practice Jaimie involves neighbourhood residents in shaping and activating local public spaces. Hosted by Media Undefined (www.mediaundefined.ca), the non-profit organization she co-founded in 2004, these projects have become a testing ground for employing media as a platform for public participation. Projects have included transforming underused green spaces into pocket parks (Benchmark 2009), illuminating neighbourhood streetscapes with outdoor projections (Traces 2009), and transforming local shops into temporary cinemas (Our Community Story 2005). In her performance-based work Jaimie creates immersive environments for small audiences. These works explore the tensions inherent between audience and performer and the opportunity for interplay between the two. Jaimie is currently an MA Media Studies candidate at Concordia University. For her MA research-creation project she is developing a hands-on ‘kit’ to be used in the collective creation of art in public space. Jaimie completed her BFA at Emily Carr University (Vancouver 2002), and maintains an active studio practice in ceramics.
public space, participation, collaborative processes, public art, neighbourhood