BLACKOUT Video Installation Selected for IAVPOA 1st International Video Art Festival

Eddie Saint-Jean is an artist working in moving image and photography. His work is influenced by Freudian theories of the Uncanny (Unheimlich) which refers to how homely, everyday items and subjects have unhomely, eerie or uncanny elements. His ‘Blackout Uncanny’ video installation has official selection for the 2021 IAVPOA 1st International Video Art Festival curated…

INTERVIEW – Depression In Christ author Norah Edgar

UK author Norah Edgar’s first book Depression In Christ is inspired by her own experiences with depression and her religious faith, which provided invaluable support during troubled periods of her life. In this interview she talks about her journey to become a first-time author and the importance of Christ in her life. What inspired you…

INTERVIEW – Hurricane Strap Inventor Augustine St.Jean

Where low pressure forms around warm ocean currents in the Caribbean and South Atlantic, tropical waves can soon become full-blown hurricanes. 58-year-old construction worker Augustine St.Jean was born in Dominica in the Eastern Caribbean and has used his technical skills to invent a strap that helps keep galvanized steel and iron roofing secured to homes…

PETRICHOR – Is it a play? Is it a film? Is it a VR video game?

PETRICHOR Theatre Royal Stratford East, Gerry Raffles Square, London E15 1BN 8th – 12th December 2020 A theatre has stood on this East End site since 1884 so it has survived two world wars and the Spanish Flu Pandemic of 1918, therefore the coronavirus is unlikely to disturb its ongoing cultural and historic legacy. The…

EDDIE SAINT-JEAN – Art Of Isolation Exhibition

Eddie Saint-Jean’s Uncanny2 photograph was amongst the works on show at the Art Of Isolation exhibition at the Espacio Gallery in Shoreditch, London. Curated by Adam Lucy, it features work by a selection of artists on the isolation of Covid 19 lockdown. The event was well attended despite Covid-19 restrictions. The artistic community was determined…

OTHELLO DE SOUZA-HARTLEY – Cataloguing Emotions Exhibition

This solo show by Othello De Souza-Hartley is notable amongst the Covid 19 era London exhibitions because of the body and architecture connection, poignant at a time when there is global focus on the relationship between the self and surrounding constructs. However, De Souza’s work brings together concepts he had developed well before the coronavirus…

UNCANNY ART At The Candid Gallery

Artist Eddie Saint-Jean works with moving image and photography and all his creative work is influenced by Freudian theories of the Uncanny (explained below). His latest photographic work Uncanny2 was selected for the December show at Candid Gallery in Angel, Islington. The event was well attended despite recent pandemic restrictions and fears that the two…