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Jordan Basemans new work, made during a residency at Thorncliffe Football Club, High Green, Sheffield, deals with aspiration, poetry and belief. The work uses the idea of amateur football to investigate identity, desire, dreams and fantasy. Beautiful, funny and touching, Sunday Morning, reflects the local and universal characteristics of the sport.

Jordan Basemans work encompasses contemporary portraiture and documentary. There is a strong social/anthropological aspect to his practise, which is rooted in the unpredictable nature of the interview/observation processes. The resulting work focuses primarily on belief systems, the motivation of the human spirit and lived experience.

Sunday Morning has been produced following Jordan Basemans residency at Thorncliffe Football Club, in High Green, commissioned by Ci Arts in association with the club. Over a three month period Jordan aimed to record all aspects of Thorncliffe FC onto video. From this recorded information he has produced three short works, which, though different stylistically, each reflect aspects of aspiration, desire and potential - realised and unrealised.

Jordan Baseman is based in London. Recent exhibitions include: dont stop til you get enough, Matts Gallery, London; Contingency Plan, Contemporary Art Services Tasmania, Hobart, Tasmania; and Our Surroundings, Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee. He is Reader in Time Based Media and MA Course Leader, Fine Art: Sculpture at Wimbledon School of Art and Lectures in Sculpture at the Royal College of Art. www.jordanbaseman.co.uk

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Sunday morning
Jordan Baseman