Exhibited at Royal College of Art, London, UK ,1999.
Natural Dependency, Jerwood Gallery, London ,1999.
Collection of Frank Cohen, England, 2000.
Schmatte ( Yiddish for Rags)
Singer sewing machine constructed of neon light stitches.
First shown in London, 2011.
With Thanks to Kerry Ryan, Milleneon, London.
To be continued....
L.E.D work continually streaming this sentence.
Private Collection of Frank Cohen.
In Collection of Frank Cohen.
Book 1, Verse 1, Chapter 3 (from a kit)
First shown at Royal College of Art, 1999.
Neon, Mdf, Transformer.
In Collection of Hans Zimpfer Architects, Basel Switzerland.
Performances and Films
Spoof futuristic advert made for ‘Beautiful Games’ , Victoria and Albert Museum of Childhood, London. 2012 Cultural Olympiad Project.
A Mover and a Shaker
C12H18CI2N2O aka Son of Clen
First shown at Site Gallery, Sheffield as part of solo exhibition ’Advantage’, May -June 2012.
Part of Extraordinary Moves, a strand of imove, a Cultural Olympiad project for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Supported by Sheffield Hallam University, Arts Council England, Legacy Trust UK & Sheffield City Council.
Here be Monsters
Berwick Gymnasium Fellowship
Leeds Karaoke (2008)
Best Kept Secrets
Performance Lecture delivered at The Green Room, Manchester and Oxford Road Manchester.
Game of Two Halves
Performed at PSL (Project Space Leeds), part of ‘Match Report’ (solo show) 2008.
Two touch typists try to capture different live commentarys of sports events.
Leeds Rhinos (Rugby) and Yorkshire County Cricket. They are competing as journalists, joined by one length of super strong paper to record the events as they unfold on either side of Headingleys famous tunnel.
Note: The tunnel at Headingley stadium connects the rugby pitch/ stadium one way and the cricket pitch /stadium the other way.
See video of performance.
Game of Two Halves
Named after one of the oldest rowing clubs in Manchester, a journey of discovery from Manchester to Liverpool via the Manchester Ship Canal.
Durational Performance (4 hours non-stop), Greenroom, Manchester , UK, 2007.
Rowing Machine and film.
Live performance about Alpha Male night on the Town.
Boxing skipping, two bar stools, alcohol, bell, barmaid.
BiteMe Art Event Manchester.
With thanks to Joel Rock, Becky Murphy, Bar staff and Rich Snowboard.
Get in Get Out
Winner of the inaugural Crosby Homes Manchester Art Prize 2003.
Live Performance and Exhibition. Manchester City Art Gallery and Plymouth Arts Centre 2004
One - Off Screenprints. Signed. Only 10 available. 2019
MARE LIBERUM (Freedom of the Sea)
Mare Liberum (Freedom of the Sea)
Mare Liberum (Freedom of the Sea), 2009.
Exhibited in The Library Project, PhotoIreland, Dublin 2018.
Purchased by the Office of Public Works in 2018 for the State Art Collection, Ireland.
Edition of 10.
Photograph shot on the North Sea between Scotland & England.
Film with the same title can be viewed at Jason Minsky Vimeo.
I was awarded the prestigious Berwick Gymnasium Fellowship 2008/9 funded by English Heritage.
Solo Exhibition: Interfering with Play, Berwick Gymnasium. Gallery, Berwick upon Tweed ,2009
Group Show: Visibility Good Gallery North, Northumbria University Newcastle, 2010
Solo Show at Site Gallery Sheffield, Uk, 2012. Mixed Media Installation, Dimensions Vary.
A Cultural Olympiad Exhibition as Part of London 2012 and Yorkshire Gold.
With Thanks to Dr.David James and all at Sheffield Hallam University.
Advantage (notes from exhibition)
I feel this installation is only complete when the public enter the space. I always envisaged it as a work that is energized by the public. The mirrors borrow, steal, seduce, duplicate and manipulate the visitor. Change the view of their body, allow them to indulge in vain glorious moments. A glance as they move along through the space all the while harrassed by the logos. These try to engulf the viewer. Place them in a post or pre event interview situation. Instead of selling us stuff these logos remind us of the many dilemmas and choices that sports people have to go through everyday to navigate a route to the top.
The mirror replaces camera but it is a moment in time. It does not record just reflects - your size, age, shape, height etc. No apology. Harsh but fair.
As you move through the installation the position of walls and scale of logos change. Some areas of the installation are stripped back to reveal its skeleton or physique. One mirror is more fairground, offering possibilties, options of body types for specific sporting tasks. The choices we make can be overwhelming. Our desires, our needs. Can we get an advantage? Is their a short cut to success in one's field? Finally the installation attempts to suck us into its structure. Fall into your own reflection or Raise us up into it's logo belly.
Aim to climb higher, raise your game, get an edge, but what path do we follow? What do we want and at what cost?
Jason Minsky, May 2012.
L&S = Luck and Superstition
A four leaf clover and a pair of shoe laces. Capturing habitual behaviour to try and get an edge. Irrational maybe, but has a powerful effect on some competitors as well as fans. Advantage.
The Speed Gene. Who has it? Find them. Select them. Advantage.
A factory of top facilities. Vital part of success. Train here if you want to be a winner. Advantage.
Engineering your Future Today
Cutting edge kit, Lightweight equipment, Use before, during and after. Can shave 1000th of a second off your times. You need it if you want to medal. Advantage.
The physical body changes to facilitate the task /activity. More transformations equals more Advantage.
A boost for nature
The laboratory is where the race is won. Trust the scientists. Advantage.
From the Heart. Formal or informal systems of worship. Psychological, religious or personal. An individuals approach. Advantage.
What would you like? Glory, Fame, Money available here. Only the super-humans need apply. How will you maintain this top position? Advantage.
What happens when all the competitors have access to all the above? How much emphasis does one place on any one area? Who decides? What is the strategy to gaining an advantage?
What do the audience want? Competition? Entertainment? Sublime performance? World records? Drama? Personalities? Superheroes? Freaks? Fit and healthy for the task?
Something in the Pipeline
Something in the Pipeline, CUBELab, Cube, Manchester, Jason Minsky & William Titley 2011.
An investigation into the expanded boundaries of Manchester.
Following the pipeline from Haweswater reservoir in Lake District, (as the crow flies back ) to where it ends - Heaton Park reservoir Manchester. A real time Performative documentation project with a new product launched at the end and live twitter feed to gallery throughout journey.
Fell Running, Mountain Biking and Kayaking, plus model of village below Haweswater reservoir constructed from Kendal Mint Cake in Galley.
As part of the CubeLab residency.
Floor drawing Installation (dimensions vary)
First exhibited The Games Room, Touchstones, Rochdale, 2006.
Bringing together formal and informal games to create something new.
An Englishman Home is...
An Englishmans Home is...
Interfering with Play
Exhibition shot, Berwick Gymnasium Gallery, Berwick upon Tweed.
Here Be Monsters
Still from film ‘Here be monsters”
Using real landmarks, lighthouse, the Sea, WW2 Bunkers etc. Mixing the absurdity of real golf and crazy golf.
Performance photos track the golfer as he drags his bag across the landscape in an absurd attempt to compete!
Photos shown as part of ‘Interfering with Play’ Berwick Gymnasium Gallery.2009