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Jenny Vogel is a new media artist working in video, photography, printmaking, performance and installation. She’s interested in the world as seen through communication technology — web cameras, morse code, fax machines — and the way we use these tools to overcome distance, alienation and loneliness. Her work exposes the glitches and limitations of technology and reveals the strange miscommunications it can produce. Jenny is especially interested in the video feeds from web cameras that are placed in city centers and homes around the world. These cameras broadcast ghostly pictures of places that seem to be devoid of human activity, and Jenny uses images from these broadcasts to construct her own narratives in her videos and prints.
Jenny also has an ongoing interest in Sibera, a place she says, “does not officially exist.” Her experimental documentary called in Search of the Silent Land, takes us on a trip along the Trans Siberian Railroad, and explores the myths and mental geography of the vast and remote landmass.
Jenny Vogel grew up in Germany, and came to the US to study art and has been living here ever since. She is currently an Assistant Professor of New Media Art at the College of Visual Arts and Design at the University of North Texas, and I spoke with Jenny over the phone about her interest in web cams, her trip through Siberia, and a new piece involving a chandelier and morse code.
00:00 Thomas Intro
02:33 Jenny Vogel Interview pt. 1
05:16 Things I Did When I Was Dead – No Age
07:12 Jenny Vogel Interview pt. 2
10:37 Lock Groove (Out) – Liquid Liquid
12:21 Jenny Vogel Interview pt. 3
15:48 Deep Cover – Sun Araw
17:10 Jenny Vogel Interview pt. 4
24:46 Jenny Vogel Interview pt. 5
27:12 Requiem for Russell Cooper – John Fahey
29:05 Jenny Vogel Interview pt. 6
31:42 Off Work – Thurston Moore
33:17 Jenny Vogel Interview pt. 7
35:32 Here With Summer – The Microphones
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