Digital: Robin Clare

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Robin Clare – Log On, 2015 (still from GIF animation)

Work on the Digital exhibition, which opens on Sunday, April 24, continues. Here is a feature on another artist in the exhibition:


Robin Clare was born in Belize, in 1978. She studied at the Capilano College in British Columbia where she attained a Diploma in Studio Arts (2000). She also attended the University of the Arts in London where she attained a BA in Fine Arts (2004). She has participated in numerous group exhibitions including the Art in Dancehall exhibition (2012) which toured locations in Los Angeles and New York in the USA, as well as Birmingham and London in the UK, during the London Olympics. Her solo exhibitions include Badda Dan Dem Star (2012) and Yard Illuminations (2016), both held in Sydney, Australia. She has received much acclaim for her work and attained several awards and honours including being shortlisted for the Yen Female Art award in Australia (2013). She lives and works in Sydney, Australia.

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Robin Clare – Sleng Teng, 2015 (still from GIF animation)

About the Work

“Sleng Teng: This animation is a tribute to Sleng Teng, the first fully computerised riddim, created through collaboration between Wayne Smith and Prince Jammy. Smith’s version was Under Mi Sleng Teng. It became one of the most versioned riddims in Jamaican music history. A few notable versions include Tenor Saw’s Pumpkin Belly, Anthony Red Rose’s Under Mi Fat Thing and Johnny Osbourne’s Buddy Bye.“

“Log On: This is a piece I created in response to the recent hit Hotline Bling by Drake. In the music video for the song, singer Drake and Canadian/Jamaican choreographer Tanish Scott recreated a version of the dancehall move Log On, inspired by a scene in the Sean Paul music video for Gimmi di Light which also featured Scott.”

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Robin Clare – Log On, 2015 (still from GIF animation)