UT Downtown Gallery / 106 S. Gay St. November 4, 2016 - November 26, 2016

Jessica Ann

An exhibition of new and recent works by artist Jessica Ann entitled; Guts Coming and Going. Featuring video, sculpture, and interactive installation, the exhibition explores the material potential at the edge of the world wide web. Composed of many parts, each component is networked together by Ann’s desire to meet what she calls the “aggregate monster.” An entity lurking and learning amidst the ever cooled data banks of your external and eternal memory. Data siphoned daily among a trillion other self published transmissions, happening across facebook, text messages, phone calls, emails, twitter, cameras, and networked refrigerators. What fabulation might emerge among all this noise is presented here as objects and subjects oozing off the grid and into mixed reality.

Jessica Ann is an artist from Tulsa, Oklahoma. She currently lis the visiting lecturer in sculpture at the University of Tennessee. Her interests span a variety of media, including organic material and living organisms, video, code, electronics, and the internet. She aggregates these media via eclectic forms that often take shape as kinetic sculptures and interactive installations. The resulting work reflects a desire to understand how and why a life mediated by technology is changing what it means to be a body-in-time.