Opening Celebration: Overspaced by Jaleesa Johnston
Overspaced combines videos, projections and performance art to explore abstract representations of the Black body using image layering, analog editing and filters.
It was created by artist Jaleesa Johnston during her fall 2018 residency as part of Open Signal’s New Media Fellowship program. Please join us for this special opening celebration.
Jaleesa's art explores the ruptured and queer existence of the Black female body as both subject and object through performance, video, photography, sculpture, collage and drawing.
Her work suggests Blackness as a liminal site for personal and communal transformation, while articulating gestures of the body as a fragmented language that can be used to voice narratives of fugitivity, resistance and freedom.
Thank you to The Oregon Community Foundation and The Jane Schiffhauer Charitable Trust for supporting the 2018-19 New Media Fellowship.
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