Little Boy, 2014
Nýlistasafnið/The Living Art Museum
10. – 19. April 2015
Jordan Baseman is a visual artist and filmmaker. His current practice investigates ideas surrounding narration, storytelling, documentary, personal experience and belief. He is very interested in the unpredictability of the interview situation. In Baseman’s films, speculation, opinion, ideas and anecdotes are often interwoven with intimate experiences of empirical, known information. The final works are narrative films, and/or sound works, that are presented as single-screen installations. The films seek to entertain, to enlighten and to emotionally engage and challenge audiences. Although the work is placed within a fine art context and positioned within academic research culture, it is very important to the artist that his work does not operate exclusively within those realms and solely for those audiences.
Baseman graduated in 1983 with a BFA from Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and in 1988 with an MA from Goldsmiths College, University of London. He is based in London.