Jennet Thomas makes films, performances and installations exploring connections between fantasy, ideology and everyday life. Often darkly comic and absurd, they collide genres and explore collective constructions of meaning.
Emerging from the anarchistic, experimental culture of London’s film/live art scene in the 1990’s, her work has shown as large-scale sculptural installations that physically surround the film, sometimes incorporating live performers.
She has had solo shows at Matt’s Gallery, Peer, Tintype, and Block 336, London.
‘THE UNSPEAKABLE FREEDOM DEVICE’ at Grundy Art Gallery, Blackpool, toured internationally to nine venues as far flung as Salt Lake City, USA and Kerala, India. Her films have also shown in festivals such as IFF Rotterdam, European Media Arts Festival, New York Underground Film Festival, and museums including Tate Britain and MOMA New York.
She lives and works in London and is Reader in Time Based Media and Performance at University of the Arts, London.