May 9 – July 7, 2013
projectSCREEN presents moving image art by contemporary artists working regionally, nationally, and internationally. The ongoing series rotates bi-monthly in the Museum’s lobby. The artists selected for the series present compelling aesthetic gestures, experiential visual thought, and innovative investigations into an ever-evolving “new” media.
In 2009, Jessie Mott began collaborating with her professor Steve Reinke on an animated film trilogy while at Northwestern University. Mott created the drawings, wrote the scripts, and recorded the voices using local non-actors as the characters. Reinke constructed the soundtrack with voice overs and incidental music samples of Madonna and Karlheinz Stockhausen, then animated her drawings. Their films have screened in national and international art and film festivals.
Jessie Mott (USA, b. 1980)
Jessie Mott is a visual artist who currently lives in Chicago. Her practice encompasses painting, drawing, collage, sculptural objects, video and installation that speak to a dream-like or nightmarish quality of fantasy and the grotesque. She earned an MFA from Northwestern University and a BFA from New York University.
Steve Reinke (Canada, b. 1963)
Steve Reinke is an artist and writer best known for his videos. His work is screened widely and is in several collections, including the Museum of Modern Art (New York), the Pompidou (Paris), and the National Gallery (Ottawa). His tapes typically have diaristic or collage formats, and his autobiographical voice-overs share his desires and pop culture appraisals with endearing wit. Born in northern Ontario, he is currently associate professor of Art Theory & Practice at Northwestern University. He has also co-edited several books, including Lux: A Decade of Artists’ Film and Video (with Tom Taylor, 2000), and The Sharpest Point: Animation at the End of Cinema (with Chris Gehman, 2005).
Past Artists + Dates
- Dana Levy: The Wake & Dead World Order (March 7 – May 5, 2013)
- Semiconductor: 20 Hz & Heliocentric (January 3-March 3, 2013)
- Chris Marker: Bestiary (November 29–December 30, 2012)
- Nic Nicosia: Middletown (September 13-November 25, 2012)
- Jeremy Blake: Mod Lang (August 2-September 9, 2012)
- Allison Schulnik: Mound and Hobo Clown (June 1–July 29, 2012)
- Barry Anderson: Nightrover, Junk Yard, Lawn Ornaments, and Treebeasties (1) (April 25–May 27, 2012)
- Catharina van Eetvelde: Cruise and Slice (March 21–April 22, 2012)
- Marina Zurkow: Slurb and Weights + Measures (February 15–March 18, 2012)