has lived in Essex since 2000.
Her work, often reflecting her experience of disability, has been broadcast on Radio in England, Italy and Greece and published in magazines, anthologies and multi media and print collections.
In 1995 she was awarded an Arts Council grant to produce an animated poetry ideo, ‘Through The Pane’. This film has been screened in festivals throughout Europe, including Feminale, Cologne, Serving Suggestions, Edinburgh, Noi Gli Altri, Turin, and won a special prize there in November 1998.
This was the first of many animated and experimental videos Jenni directed and produced in collaboration with her husband Tony, who is a sculptor and cartoonist.
In 1999 She was awarded an Arts Council Digitising Disability award,which allowed her to learn about audio and MIDI software under the guidance of mentor Richard Burns.
Jenni and Tony Meredith have produced almost twenty animated shorts; many are cartoon narratives taking a humorous look at some serious issues and others explore moving image techniques and new ways of presenting textscapes.
Jenni’s commissions include hypertexts, an interactive web based artwork, a CD Rom of interactive visual poems, and placements aboard P&O European ferries as ‘Poet on the Boet’ and aboard DFDS ferries from Harwich to Denmark and Germany. She has worked in schools and in hospitals creating poetry installations and has screened her experimental videos in unusual spaces, such as the top of a 100 foot water tower.
Her Data dance video was one of the fifteen selected projects at the Monaco Dance Festival in 2002 and she has worked on performance poetry projects with live choirs and virtual choirs of robot voices in projects funded by The Arts Council of England, Sound Sense., Millennium Trust, County Councils and others.
Jenni Meredith is participating in
Title: Data Dance#1: Information Migration, video, 2002, 2.5 minutes