Jessica Earle – In The End We All Will Be Trees 2017 MFA Thesis Exhibition Electronic Integrated Arts

Jessica Earle
2017 MFA Thesis Exhibition     Electronic Integrated Arts
April 29th – May 2nd

In The End We All Will Be Trees

Cuddle Face
Multichannel immersive video on loop
projectors, 40 inch LCD monitor, iPhone 4
LED bluetooth speaker, Green rug and green “poofs”

The western landscape has sparked the imagination of writers, musicians, and artists since the first Europeans left their footprints in the bush. Explorers, cowboys, and prospectors have left their mark on the land and in the imaginations of those of that have followed them. The vastness, danger, and resources are even today something to be tamed, tested, and used. Young men cut their teeth on the wilderness, and grizzled, leathery, graybeards continue to prove their worth through domination over peaks, and beasts alike. These adventurers lust after the sublime: that fear and awesomeness that makes you quake in your boots, and knocks the breath out of your lungs with force of an avalanche.

Human Condition WF
Multichannel video on loop
Projector, 2015 MacBook Pro, iPad Pro 9.7, iPhone SE in selfie stick
1st Generation iPad, iPhone 4 USB fan
Silk screen on digital print and cellphone

What if we were seduced into something more intimate than such needs for dominance over the land? John Muir recognized rocks, sequoias, and streams as kin; and Henry David Thoreau lost himself in the woods in order to find himself. Instead of lusting for an enormous sublime what if we fell into the minutia by sinking into the dirt, sending roots into the darkness, and absorbing the past buried beneath it  while watching the patterns of light change on the ferns or moss.

2 Girls in Hiking Boots
23 Channel video and sculpture collaboration between myself and Morgan Rose Free.

Fosdick-Nelson + Robert C. Turner + Snodgrass Gallery

School of Art and Design

NYSCC at Alfred University

2 Pine Street, Alfred, NY 14802

Opening Reception: Saturday • April 29th • 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Gallery Hours : Tuesday – Friday: 12pm – 5pm

Saturday: 12pm – 2pm

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