Jackie Chettur

Narrative and the re-use of found material have been central to Chettur’s practice and through a number of projects she has created adaptations of literary classics by using the techniques of conceptual writing. Like everyone Chettur has a kind of internal inventory of narratives, and for her these originate from a collection of realist novels from other eras, stories which still seem particularly relevant today. These classic works of literature have been adapted, and rendered through printmaking, publishing and occasionally performance. Chettur continues to experiment with how systems might be developed and applied to existing narratives as a way of visualising how a text works through the reader.

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  Photopolymer Gravure 2016, from the series Thus Tess walk on, an ongoing project adapting Thomas Hardy’s 19th century novel Tess of the D’’Urbervilles

Photopolymer Gravure 2016, from the series Thus Tess walk on, an ongoing project adapting Thomas Hardy’s 19th century novel Tess of the D’’Urbervilles

 
 
  All Rooms Are The Same,   published 2018, adapted from Jean Rhys's 1936 novel Good Morning Midnight

All Rooms Are The Same, published 2018, adapted from Jean Rhys's 1936 novel Good Morning Midnight

  You must have seen Ethan Frome, 2013 printed by the artist using letterpress and bound in leather with foil blocking by Brignall Bookbinders, Cambridge. Adapted from Edith Wharton 1906 Novella, Ethan Frome

You must have seen Ethan Frome, 2013 printed by the artist using letterpress and bound in leather with foil blocking by Brignall Bookbinders, Cambridge. Adapted from Edith Wharton 1906 Novella, Ethan Frome