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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.

is: a virtual, online Withdrawing Room where I invite artists to display their work on its walls.  It is not an exhibition space or a gallery, but  an inclusive, personal retreat where the room is decorated with artist’s/designer’s work.

Historically a Withdrawing Room is a 16th and 17th century term used to describe the space where women would retreat after dinner.

Slice, by Trisha Holt. 2018

Edith’s Garden

Edith’s Garden, inspired by Edith Wharton. 2017 

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