Jini Rawlings is a multimedia artist. Her PhD by publication focused on three video and mixed media installations exhibited between 2006-17: Mariners and Migrants: in Search of Home, developed during a year-long residency in the archives of the National Maritime Museum 2005-2006; WAVE/ING, commissioned by the Aberdeen Maritime Museum 2011/12; and Dear Child. These are part of a substantive body of artwork produced since the late discovery of her adoption in 1991. Rawling’s work explored how this event and its after effect/affect produced a nuanced response to narratives of migration and exile, and how various imagistic and material strategies can be used to explore dissociation and dissonance and the relationship of trauma to creativity.
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