When In Return is an exhibition of kinetic sculptures that perform continuously, replacing a human body figure with a mechanical body. Jacobs displays the narrative of using domestic objects as religious icons. The works transmit shadows of figures that activate a turning of our own principles.
This alters of our values when religious dogmas appear, making us turn between our beliefs and moral conditioning. This instance is a rotation, from the external to the internal. Rotation never starts nor does it end. It is a continuum of sinuous limitations.
Jacobs works with performance, sculpture and installations. These usually consist of defunct objects which are used to form a narrative of gesture. Through site-specific frameworks and parameters, she elevates irony and deals with the symbolical aspects of domesticity. Her stage therefore often becomes a metaphor, carefully structured to question notions.
Alice Jacobs, b. 1992, works and lives in London. Graduate of MA Fine Art Performance at The Royal College of Art 2017 and BA Fine Art Sculpture Central Saint Martins 2015. Upcoming: Solo exhibition at Youkobo Gallery, Tokyo, Japan, June 6th 2018. Selected exhibitions include: PILOT SCREENS, PERICLO Gallery, Wrexham, U.K. Follow, Lychee One Gallery, London. Mockumenta, Now, How? by William Kherbek, Decad Gallery, Berlin, Germany. Live streamed from Concertina by Richard Wentworth and APPARATA, Arebyte Gallery, London. Breathing OUT, Breathing IN, Green on Red Gallery, Dublin, Ireland. 18/19 Open-Source, Void Gallery, Athens, Greece. (2017) Performance Art Meeting, Galeria Labirynt, Lublin, Poland. Being Doing, Asylum Church, Maverick Projects, London. (2016). Surround Sound Project, New World Center, Art Basel, Miami, U.S.A. (2015).