Jaimini Patel’s work investigates the agency of matter through a negotiation of boundaries, systems and performative actions. When an action is repeated, incremental variations in timing, pressure, or temperature affect the outcome. Such apparently chance elements are played out within carefully controlled scenarios that may threaten failure. The process of observing, collecting and attending to materials isolates momentary states and the placement of attention. The resulting ephemeral propositions often suggest the possibility of transformation having occurred, or of being imminent, acting as an invitation to imagine, that which escapes measurement or perception.
Jaimini Patel, An Inventory of Smalls Acts, 2018. Courtesy the Artist
Recent projects include Fragile State, The Museum of Odessa Modern Art, Odessa, 2019, Misreadings, APT Gallery, London, 2018, Every Object is a Thing but not everything is an object, Hollybush Gardens, London, 2018, An Inventory of Small Acts, The Archive of Contemporary Arts, Krems, 2017, Rosina #0, Limone Space, London, 2016; Measure, Centrum, Berlin, 2016; Remainder 10/14-09/15, blank, Turin, 2015; DADU: conversations, DADU, East Nashville, 2015; Topography Disarranged, The Queen of Hungary Project Space, Aylsham, 2014.
Jaimini Patel, An Inventory of Smalls Acts, 2018 (detail). Courtesy the Artist