Jeanie Finlay
Since the beginning
Works in Nottingham United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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BIO
Jeanie Finlay makes work from a variety of mediums but predominantly utilises digital media.

She frequently works in collaboration with members of the public, gathering opinions and stories through interviews and online-questionnaires which feed directly into the creation of new work.

Often exploring emotive themes, her recent work has examined beauty, the home and love with passionate, personal and humorous results.

Finlay set up the artist-led organiation Ruby Digital Arts and Design in 1996 to initiate new projects and collaborate with artists and partner organisations.

The commercial arm of Ruby creates exciting and vibrant digital design for printed graphics and the web.

Visit http://www.jeaniefinlay.com to find out more.

Projects

When was the last time you said I love you? 2002
http://www.jeaniefinlay.com/whenwas

"When I was 18, and I was too naive to know just how rare true love really is"
Older people telling the loves stories of others in a series of films commissioned by Moonradio for internet broadcast.

Home-Maker 2001-6
http://www.jeaniefinlay.com/homemaker

What makes a house a home, how does this change if you can not leave?
A series of panoramic portraits made in the homes of four housebound older people. By exploring environment the viewer can visit Florrie, Roy, Betty and Lilian in their own living rooms and experience their histories, preoccupations and passions in the form of hidden mini video documentaries embedded in the online space.

Inyourface - 1998 - 99 - Broadway, UK
Large scale digital residency with 100 members of the public contributing to the exhibition in progress, completing a questionnaire describing their appearance and creating images exploring perceptions of beauty and appearance.
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EVENT

Make your own damn karaoke portrait - at MIMA Middlesbrough, Saturday September 3rd 2006 11-6


Dates:
Sun Sep 03, 2006 00:00 - Thu Aug 31, 2006

Are you a hunk of burning love, do you feel love or do you get teenage kicks all through the night?
Are you Beyonce, Bowie, Manson or Christina?

Whose song best tells your story, who will you choose so you can really be yourself for 3 and a half minutes on stage?

Come along to Make your own damn artworld at MIMA (Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art), organisd by Bob and Roberta Smith, September 3rd 2006 to join artist Jeanie Finlay and to put your life into a song on the Make your own damn karaoke portrait mini stage and compete for the top prize of best karaoke portrait.

Will your performance be the most heartfelt... Have you got what it takes to beat the rest... Are you prepared to bribe your way to the top?

http://www.ruby-online.co.uk/karaoke


EVENT

Home Clearance - Live web broadcast and Auction TODAY at 17.05 BST


Dates:
Thu May 25, 2006 00:00 - Thu May 25, 2006

TODAY Thursday May 25th 2006, 17.05 BST

Jeaniequeeniered (aka Jeanie Finlay) has been undertaking a Home Clearance for Sideshow and Make TV, putting 9 items of sentimental value up for sale on ebay. Browse and bid online using the link below or join her for the last 15 minutes of the live auctions on http://www.make-tv.net

http://members.rhizome.net/ruby/homemaker/clearance/home.html


DISCUSSION

Home-Maker has a new home online


Home-Maker by Jeanie Finlay is now available to view online
What makes a house a home, how does this change if you can't leave?
http://www.home-maker.org.uk

Home-Maker, the interactive documentary project has been touring UK venues for the last 2 years. At the final venue, Hatton Gallery, a team from Heaton Used furniture came in and turned off the computers, packed up the dolls, furniture and ornaments and dismantled the set as they would whenever they perform a House Clearance. Now the only place to view Home-Maker is online.

In an online flash environment built by Gareth Howell you can visit Florrie, Roy, Lilian, Betty, Aiko-san, Emi-san and Monji-san in their new online home and hear the stories linked to the belongings in their Derbyshire and Tokyo living rooms in over an hour of streaming mini documentaries.

"This largely unprecedented, highly novel approach to portraiture brings up all kinds of touching details of life as it is lived between four walls, amid the dreadfully small collections of significant belongings, haunted by the enduring presence of lost loved ones...." Mick Martin, The Guardian.

Home-Maker is the result of two residencies which took place in the living rooms of seven housebound, older people in South Derbyshire, England, and Tokyo, Japan. Jeanie Finlay spent time with each of the seven people, getting to know their histories, preoccupations and passions, creating video and panoramic portraits of each of them in their homes.

A Ruby project made with Peoplexpress and Muse Company. In association with On the Edge Research. Supported by Arts Council of England , EM Media, UK Film Council, YOTA and Esmee Fairbairn Charitable Trust. Design by Ruby. Flash online exhibition by Gareth Howell. Winner of a Canon International Digital Creators Web Award.
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Jeanie Finlay
Ruby Digital
jeanie@ruby-online.co.uk
http://www.ruby-online.co.uk

EVENT

Home-Maker National Tour UK


Dates:
Mon May 09, 2005 00:00 - Mon May 09, 2005

Home-Maker by Jeanie Finlay

Interactive documentary, installation, web site, publication, live events.
www.home-maker.org.uk

What makes a house a home?
How does this change if you cannot leave?

After showing at Folly, Lancaster in 2004 Home-Maker embarks on a national tour.
We look forward to seeing you at one of the venues.

Venues
01: ABERDEEN ART GALLERY . SCHOOLHILL. ABERDEEN
April 16 - August 21 2005 . Mon-Sat 10am-5pm. Sun 2-5pm
www.aberdeencity.gov.uk Tel: 01224 523 700

02: LAKESIDE ARTS CENTRE . UNIVERSITY PARK . NOTTINGHAM
September 01-11 2005 . Mon-Sat 10am-5pm. Sun 12-4pm
www.lakesidearts.org.uk

03: HATTON GALLERY . THE QUADRANGLE . UNIVERSITY OF
NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE . January 14 - March 11 2006
Mon-Sat 10am-5pm.
www.ncl.ac.uk/hatton Tel: 0191 222 6059

Home-Maker is the result of two residencies which took place in the living rooms of seven housebound older people in South Derbyshire, England and Tokyo, Japan. Jeanie Finlay spent time with each of the seven people, getting to know their histories, preoccupations and passions, creating video and panoramic portraits of each of them in their homes.

Home-Maker is an interactive domestic installation. The portraits are projected as life-size digital environments recreated in typical Derbyshire and Tokyo living rooms. Navigating the rooms provokes questions on home, family, faith and solitude and allows an intimate insight into seven very different lives.

Winner of a Canon International Digital Creators Web Award. A Ruby project made with Peoplexpress and Muse Company. In association with On the Edge Research and the Robert Gordon University. Supported by Arts Council of England, EM Media, UK Film Council, YOTA and Esmee Fairbairn Charitable Trust. Design by Ruby, Marketing by Broadway Promotions.