On April 25th, I had the great pleasure of bringing a free, interactive, light-based installation to one of my favorite museums, the Gregg, in Raleigh, NC. The reason I love it is because there’s a focus on visionary art, art created by creatives who often come to art-making through non-traditional, non-academic means. I was joyously surprised to see my installation included in a full page of the Indy Week and nicely described by Brian Howe:
“Projections, sculptures, natural materials, human bodies—Durham artist Jaclyn Bowie employs them all in her enchanting analog animations, which have trace elements of shadow puppetry and avant-garde cinema. But what happens on the screen (or wall, or wherever they happen to be projected) is only part of the story. Bowie is more interested in people, places, and how they influence each other; her works frequently begin in consideration of a site, not a predetermined aesthetic. More than a tangible product, Bowie’s practice creates spaces where people combine and collaborate, as you’ll discover in this interactive light installation at the Gregg Museum. Inspired by the museum’s current exhibits as well as the environment of its pollinator garden, Bowie will splay her projections across the Gregg’s exterior walls. But the artwork is only complete when it’s full of people to elaborate it with thoughts, stories, and interactions.”
I’ll be installing locally again soon- stay tuned. You can check out the write-up here: https://indyweek.com/events/interactive-art-installation-jaclyn-bowie/
For this year's Arthouse fundraiser at CAM Raleigh I had the great pleasure of working with Mic Finger of Tescon Pol on two looping video projections visible from Martin Street in the warehouse district of downtown Raleigh. Mic works primarily as an electronic musician and creates accompanying projections using found and altered videos. For this project, we traded movie files and gave each other the liberty to reconstruct and ideally fuse them together. It surely won't be our last time working together- we've had too much fun learning about each other's creative processes. Check out my vimeo to see our work!
I've been working hard and playing hard at the same time, mostly in the dark of night, on a moving image (part film part animation) with the amazing poet Erin Finn, who has created six brand new poems for the project. Please mark your calendars and pray it's a clear night for this outdoor screening!
Spoiler alert: you can view our work in progress here: