Born in Liverpool.
Lives and works in Plymouth.
Selected solo exhibitions:
Leaving Earth (digital/CGI film) at Peninsula Arts Gallery, Plymouth University, 2010.
Still (video installation) at Chapter, Cardiff.
Aufsteigen, (sculpture/site specific) Helibronn, Germany.
Memento Mori, (sculpture, photography, installation) at Spacex Gallery and Exeter Museum and Art Gallery.
Selected group exhibitions:
Fathom (documentary) Jane Grant and John Matthias (2015) ‘It Sounds like Art’ Kasa Gallery, Sabanci University, Istanbul Curated by Lanfranco Aceti, April, 2014.
Also shown at: ‘It looks like Art’ OCR (Operational and Curatorial Research in Contemporary Art) May 15th –June 30th 2014 Online, Curated by Lanfranco Aceti.
Fathom, (site-specific sonic artwork) Jane Grant, John Matthias, Royal William Yard, Plymouth, commissioned by the River Tamar Project, 2013.
Plasticity, (participatory sonic artwork) Jane Grant, John Matthias, Kin and Nick Ryan, exhibited at the BFI as part of the onedotzero festival, 2011, Google Campus London, 2012 and HWK, Institute for Advanced Study in Germany, 2012.
Moon as transmitter, Jane Grant, sound installation/performance at Musica Nova, Dundalk, Ireland, 2012.
Ghost, (site-specific sonic installation) Jane Grant, ISEA 2011, Istanbul Biennial, 2011.
Soft Moon, sound-work as part of Specimen exhibition curated by Yuko Shiraishi, Shigeru Yokota Gallery, Tokyo, Japan, May 2011.
The Fragmented Orchestra, Jane Grant, John Matthias, Nick Ryan, at FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology), Liverpool and 23 sites across the UK including:
National Portrait Gallery, Watershed, Bristol, Millennium Stadium, Cardiff, Roundhouse, London, Gloucester Cathedral, Gloucester, Kiosk,West Pier, Brighton, Bronte Parsonage Museum, Yorkshire, Newlyn Art Gallery, Cornwall, Everton Football Club, Goodison Park, Liverpool, Sonic Arts Research Centre, Belfast, Barber Institute of Fine Arts, University of Birmingham, Centre for Alternative Technology, Macyhnlleth, Wales, Centre for Alternative Technology, Macyhnlleth, Wales, Landscove C of E Primary School, Kielder Observatory, Black Fell, Northumberland, Institute of Psychiatry, Kings College, London, Verbal Arts Centre, Belfast, The Hidden Gardens, Glasgow, Stephen Lawrence Centre, London, Thainstone Centre, Inverurie, Scotland, Blueprint Studios, Manchester, Rochelle School, London, St Andrews Church, Fulham Fields, London, Roland Levinsky Building, University of Plymouth, 2008/2009.
Running Piece, Jane Grant, at Multichannel at Artsway.
Threshold, Jane Grant, Just World Order, Artsway.
Untitled (Room Piece), Jane Grant, John Matthias, SANExpo, Sonic Arts Network, Plymouth.
Dogs in Cars, Waiting, (16mm film) Jane Grant at Screen, selected exhibition of national and international artists and filmmakers Forest of Dean.
Contiunuum, (video installation) Jane Grant at the Green Room, Digital Summer, Manchester.
Kissing the Dust, (sound, photography, 16mm film) Jane Grant, Ajamu, Michael Robertson, Walsall Museum and Arts Gallery, Huddersfield Museum and Art Gallery, Oldham Museum and Art Gallery.
(Untitled), (sculpture) Jane Grant at Newlyn Art Gallery.
Arts Council of England 2010.
WellcomeTrust, Engaging People Award, 2009.
PRS Foundation for Music, New Music Award, 2008, the most financially significant award for music in the UK and likened to the Turner Prize for Music.
Prix Ars Electronica 2009, Honorary Mention, Hybrid Arts Category.
Times Higher Education Award for Excellence and Innovation in the Arts ‘ highly commended’ for The Fragmented Orchestra, 2008.
Arts Council of England, 2008.
Sponsorship for The Fragmented Orchestra from:
Kin, Bowers and Wilkins, FACT, Samson, Be Broadband, Fibox, MGB, Feonic.
Selected Individual awards and grants:
AHRC, Principle Investigator, Threshold – Merging the Human Voice with Neurological Time Patterns. Awarded Nov. 2006.
British Council Travel Award, Aufsteigen. 1996.
Arts Council Award for 16mm film Dogs in Cars, Waiting, 1997.
Sponsorship, Sony, for Still, solo exhibition, 1999.
Selected Publications/Artworks, March 2016
Three new connected works, Other Worlds, (short film) One Hundred Million Ghosts (sound installation), and How to Disappear Completely (installation), about longing, black holes and the multiverse, in progress.
The Oxford Handbook of Sound Art, Oxford University Press, New York, (edited by Jane Grant, John Matthias, David Prior, introductory essay written by Jane Grant, John Matthias and David Prior). Single authored article, Feeling the intangible (working title), Jane Grant. Publication date: 2017. (under contract)
Inbetweeness: Between Minds, Bodies and Worlds, (edited book -by Sue Denham, Jane Grant, John Matthias, introductory essay by Sue Denham, Jane Grant, John Matthias). Single authored article: Navigating the Infrathin, (working title) Jane Grant, Routledge, 2018.(in negotiation),
The Anomaly: noise, ghosts and the multiverse, single authored paper for ISEA Hong Kong, 2016. (Accepted)
Bruising the Infrathin: black holes, ghosts, otherness and the multiverse, (working title) single authored article for Environmental Humanities, special edition, edited by Istvan Praet. 2017. (under contract)
The Undivided Mind, Special Edition, (guest editor), Introduction (Jane Grant) The Undivided Mind, Technoetic Arts: A Journal of Speculative Research, Volume 13 number 3, Intellect Books, 2016.
Fathom: surfaces, symmetries, arrivals and departures, Jane Grant and John Matthias. Special Edition, Leonardo Electronic Journal, Cloud and Molecular Aesthetics: The Third International Conference on Transdisciplinary Imaging at the Intersections of Art, Science and Culture, forthcoming, 2016.
The Stone Sky: Dwelling and Habitation on Other Worlds, Jane Grant, Technoetic Arts: A Journal of Speculative Research, Volume 12 Issue 2-3, Dec. 2014.
Fathom: A sonic surface bordering underwater and acoustic worlds, Jane Grant, John Matthias, Simon Honywill, Technoetic Arts: A Journal of Speculative Research, Volume, 2 Issue 1, March 2014.
Soft Moon: Exploring Matter and Mutability in Narratives and Histories of the Earth-Moon System, Jane Grant, Leonardo Journal Volume 46, Issue 5, 2013.
Between One and Zero: noise, ghosts and plasticity, Jane Grant – ISEA International Proceedings of the 19th International Symposium of Electronic Art, ISEA2013, Sydney, Dec. 2013.
Heliosphere – intensities, the ionosphere and the solar wind, Jane Grant, Technoetic Arts: A Journal of Speculative Research, Volume 11 Issue 2, Sept. 2013.
Plasticities and Ghosts: Relationships between Stimulus and Memory in Noisy Networks, Jane Grant, John Matthias, Leonardo Music Journal, Oct 2013.
Hearing Things: inside outness and sonic ghosts, Jane Grant, Technoetic Arts: A Journal of Speculative Research, Volume 9 Issue 2-3, May 2012.
Matter and mutability: presence and affect in other worlds, Jane Grant in Technoetic Arts: A Journal of Speculative Research, Volume 10 Issue 2-3, Dec. 2012.
Neural Ghosts and the Focus of Attention, Jane Grant, ISEA Istanbul, conference proceedings, https://isea2011.sabanciuniv.edu/paper/neural-ghosts-and-focus-attention, 2011.
ShiftingTopographies, Sound and The Fragmented Orchestra, Jane Grant and John Matthias in Spatialities, The Geographies of Art and Architecture, edited by Judith Rugg and Craig Martin, Intellect Books, 2011.
Sound Navigations: distances, proximities and neural fields – Jane Grant, John Matthias and Matt Wade. CR12, PRESENCE IN THE MINDFIELD: Art, Identity and the Technology of Transformation, Lisbon, November, 2011.
Noise: networks, sensation, experience, Jane Grant, Making Reality Really Real, TEKS, Norway, November, 2010.
Leaving Earth, Jane Grant, catalogue accompanying exhibition, with essays from Professor Liz Wells, Professor Arthur I. Miller, Dr. Ian Crawford, Dr. Katherine Joy, May 2010, published by University of Plymouth Press, 2010.
The Fragmented Orchestra, Dan Jones, Jane Grant, John Matthias, Tim Hodgson, Nick Ryan, Nicholas Outram, NIME, New Interfaces for Musical Expression, 2009.
The Fragmented Orchestra, Jane Grant, John Matthias, Nick Ryan, in HUMAN FUTURES, Art in the Age of Uncertainty, edited by Andy Miah, Liverpool University Press, 2008.
Hearing Thinking, Tim Hodgson, Jane Grant, John Matthias, Eduardo Miranda, Applications of Evolutionary Computing: EvoWorkshops, Springer Verlag, 2009.
Translating Consciousness into Music, Jane Grant, John Matthias, Nick Ryan, in New Notes, Dec. 2008.
Invited lectures and talks:
Non-locality and longing: ghosts, doppelgangers and the practices of imagination, Jane Grant at Frontiers of Life: terrestrial and extra-terrestrial prospections, convened by Istvan Praet, Roehampton University, June 2015.
NeuroArts, Jane Grant at Cognitive aspects of aesthetics in the arts, convened by Jason Kass, London College of Fashion, June 2015.
Other Worlds, Jane Grant, paper and panel discussion, Jane Grant with Rob La Frenais, Professor Chris Welch (International Space University Strasbourg) and Professor Phillip Gross, Jane Grant Cosmographies, July 2014.
Fathom, Jane Grant presentation at Curating the Immaterial: Histories, Theories and Practices of Sound Art, curated and convened by Lanfranco Aceti, Courtauld Institute of Art, May 2014.
Other Worlds, Jane Grant, at Expanded Narrative Symposium, convened by Emma Whittaker, Plymouth University, Nov. 2013.
Ghost, presentation, Jane Grant at State of Mind: a Consciousness Expo organised by the Sackler Centre for Consciousness Science, June 2012.
Closer: a mobile neural field, Jane Grant and John Matthias, at Sound and Physical Interaction, Musical Instruments for Mobile Systems, convened by Atau Tanaka, Culture Lab, Newcastle University, June 2012.
Sonic Installations and Spiking Neuronal Networks Jane Grant and John Matthias, Elektra Montreal/ Istanbul Art Market, ISEA Bosporus Ferry, Istanbul, September 2011.
Site and the Fragmented Orchestra Jane Grant and John Matthias in You are here Oxford Brookes University, June 2011.
The Fragmented Orchestra, Jane Grant and John Matthias, Aesthetics in a Time of Emergency: Beyond the Relational Aesthetic Paradigm, Plymouth University, June, 2010.
Leaving Earth, artists talk, Jane Grant at Peninsula Arts Gallery, Plymouth University, May 2010.
The Fragmented Orchestra, for The Whitehead Lectures, with John Matthias, Goldsmiths College, London, October 2009.
The Fragmented Orchestra, Jane Grant and John Matthias Royal Observatory Greenwich, Festival of Time, November 2009.
The Fragmented Orchestra, Jane Grant and John Matthias at Critical Spatial Practices, seminar, RIBA, London, June 2009.
The Fragmented Orchestra, at Wellcome Trust Super Club, with John Matthias and Nick Ryan, March 2009.
The Fragmented Orchestra, at the Voices Festival, with John Matthias, March 2009.
Big Screen, presentation The Fragmented Orchestra, with John Matthias, Bristol, March 2009.
Artists Breakfast with Daniel Glaser, David Toop and Robert Worby, FACT and FACT TV, December 2008.
Radio 3 interview, Music Matters – Music and the Brain, special edition, 2008.
Exploring Consciousness Symposium, lecture, University of Plymouth, October 2008.
Reviews and Interviews:
Sky Arts at the New Music Award (Documentary) Sky Arts 1 September 2010.
Shock of the New – The Future of Music? It might be… The Fragmented Orchestra, Euan Ferguson, Observer, Feb. 2009.
The Guardian Guide (Preview) ’24 Fragments’ February 21st 2009.
Fragmented Orchestra’s pulsating electronic brain fires David Stubbs’s synapses at Liverpool’s FACT, David Stubbs, The Wire Issue 300, February 2009.
The Fragmented Orchestra, Rhizome review, Sept. 2009, http://rhizome.org/editorial/2923
We are the real-time experiment – TWENTY YEARS OF FACT – 1989 – 2009, entry, The Fragmented Orchestra, Liverpool University Press, 2009.
BBC Radio 4 Today Programme, Interview with Evan Davis, April 22nd 2008.
Is this the future of Sound Art? Ned Beauman (Feature), Dazed and Confused, Dec 2008.
Translating Consciousness into Music, Jane Grant, John Matthias, Nick Ryan, in New Notes, Dec. 2008.
The Sound of Music, interview and feature on AHRC grant, PODIUM, AHRC, Winter, 2008.
Noises off, Alfred Hickling (Feature) The Guardian 19th December 2008.
Liverpool ends year on a cultural high with The Fragmented Orchestra, Richard Morrison (Feature), The Times 13th December, 2008.
The Times ‘top 5 things to do this Christmas’ December 18th 2008.
Putting the pieces together, (Feature) Pro Sound Europe, July 2008 Simon Duff
THE news 22nd May 2008.
BBC Radio Devon (Interview) Breakfast Show, April 23rd 2008.
BBC News, April, 2008 http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/7359289.stm
Arts Council Online review, http://www.artscouncil.org.uk/takeitaway/news/147/read/
University of Bristol Public Engagement Stories: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/publicengagementstories/stories/2009/59.html
Watershed – http://www.watershed.co.uk/dshed/nature-mind
Selected Conference Presentations:
Mutability, celestial surfaces and sonic boundaries: New forms – Fathom, Plasticity and Soft Moons, Jane Grant, Consciousness Reframed: art and consciousness in the post-biological era, Shanghai, China, Nov. 2015.
The Anomaly: on what it is not to see – noise, ghosts and the multiverse(s), Jane Grant, at The Undivided Mind conference, Plymouth University, July 2015.
The Stone Sky, dwelling and habitation in other worlds, Jane Grant, at Fak’ugesi: Digital Africa Conference convened by Tegan Bristow, Wits University, South Africa, 2014.
Fathom: surfaces, symmetries, arrivals and departures, Jane Grant and John Matthias, Cloud and Molecular Aesthetics: The Third International Conference on Transdisciplinary Imaging at the Intersections of Art, Science and Culture, Istanbul, 2014.
Fathom, Jane Grant at CAC (Computer Art Conference and design for All) convened by Guto Nobrega, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sept. 2014.
Heliosphere: Intensities, the ionosphere and the solar wind, Jane Grant, DI-EGY FEST 01(Digital Egypt), April, 2013.
Between Signal and Noise: potency, potentiality and the uncertain moment, Jane Grant at Mutamorphosis II: Tribute to Uncertainty, CIANT: International centre for Art and new technologies, Prague, 2012.
Between one and zero: noise, ghosts and plasticity, Jane Grant, ISEA, Sydney 2012.
Matter and mutability: presence and affect in other worlds, Jane Grant at Transcultural Tendencies – Transmedial Transactions, Shanghai Institute of Visual Art, 2011.
Sound navigations: distances, proximities and neural fields, Jane Grant at the Skilled Art conference, Lisbon, November, 2011.
Matter and Mutability: presence and affect in other worlds, Jane Grant at Transcultural Tendencies, Transmedial Transactions, Consciousness Reframed, Shanghai, China, August 2011.
Neural Ghosts and the Focus of Attention, at the NeuroArts Panel, ISEA Istanbul, September 2011.
Neural Ghosts and the Focus of Attention, at the NeuroArts conference, University of Plymouth, February 2011.
Noise: networks, sensation, experience, Jane Grant, in Making Reality Really Real, TEKS, Trondheim, Norway, November 2010.
Conferences and panels organised:
The Undivided Mind (conference), Plymouth University, July 2015.
NeuroArts, (panel) ISEA Sydney, Australia, 2013.
NeuroArts, (panel) ISEA Istanbul, September 2011.
NeuroArts, (symposium), Plymouth University, February 2011.