Edith’s Garden, inspired by Edith Wharton. 2017
A View With a Room
A View with a Room, Cranbrook Academy of Art MFA Thesis
Installation & Video Still,2016
Cranbrook Art Museum. Installation shot by John Carlson
A View With a Room from Jessica Dolence on Vimeo.
A View with a Room is a video montage of moving wallpaper and transitional scenes, which consider the relationship between decorated virtual interiors and Cyberfeminism. I reference historical cultural trends from the Victorian Era to contemporary cyber sub genres like Sea Punk.
The rooms push and pull from the extension of space created by a digital world. Ambient and subliminal, wallpaper forces the background to become the subject initiating a conversation about gender, virtuality, and ways in which feminism continues re-define itself through technology. Mirrors, archways, and time based media allows my digital work to breath and present passageways between worlds no longer bound by dimensional constraints.