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Zellen, Jody

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Digital access to this material is pending artist's approval. Materials may be viewed onsite at the Goldsen Archive, Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Kroch Library, Cornell University.

In my work I push my boundaries with various media. I explore architectural spaces as well as digital spaces, making projects that are both site specific and unexpected. My work juxtaposes images of old and new cities reflecting a sense of nostalgia for the past, contrasted with wonder about the future. The works mirror the experience of navigating a charged metropolitan area. Through a bombardment of disparate images my pieces celebrate the complexity and unpredictability of urban space. A walk through the city becomes a vehicle for a meditation on space, time, and human interaction. I am interested in the patterns, structure and design of the urban environment. Rather than document the cities I see, I employ media-generated representations of contemporary and historic cities as raw material for aesthetic and social explorations. Using these appropriated images and texts, I make individual photo collages, multi-media installations, public artworks, artist's books, and net art projects.

 
 
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