Kelley-Ann Lindo is a recent graduate of the Edna Manley College. She is one of the artists represented in Digital (April 24-July 4, 2016)
Kelley-Ann Lindo is a Jamaican-born artist. She attained a BFA in painting from the Edna College of the Visual and Performing Art in 2015. She has worked as gallery assistant at the CAGE Gallery 2014 and as Art Counsellor at the Bellevue Hospital in 2015. She has also worked as a photography and videography assistant for freelancer Alexander Bryan in 2010-2011 and as mural assistant for Martin Harrilal in 2010. Lindo’s work has been exhibited at the Edna Manley College of Visual and Performing Arts Final Year student exhibition in 2015 and at the College’s CAGE Gallery in 2014. Lindo lives and works in Kingston, Jamaica.
About the Work
“As an artist, I am constantly struck with the need to share my experience with flooding, especially as a child growing up without her parents. Have you ever had to sleep partly submerged in water? Most people don’t, and if they do, it is a petrifying experience. Memories are forever susceptible to change, each time there are attempts to recollect it, and it is that fragility I have explored.”
“My video explores the memories and the visual legacies that remain after years of flooding. By creating situations and breaking the passivity of the spectator, I want the viewer to become part of the work, as a kind of added component. … Flood is concerned with the division between the realm of memory and the realm of experience. The video seeks to create a space where image and memory are still in flux; where memory and experience are forever susceptible to change, each time there are attempts to recollect it.”