Art Uncovered -- Jenny Vogel

Premiere DateApr 24, 2012
00:00 Thomas Intro
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02:33 Jenny Vogel Interview pt. 1
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05:16 Things I Did When I Was Dead No Age
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07:12 Jenny Vogel Interview pt. 2
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10:37 Lock Groove (Out) Liquid Liquid
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12:21 Jenny Vogel Interview pt. 3
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15:48 Deep Cover Sun Araw
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17:10 Jenny Vogel Interview pt. 4
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24:46 Jenny Vogel Interview pt. 5
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27:12 Requiem for Russell Cooper John Fahey
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29:05 Jenny Vogel Interview pt. 6
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31:42 Off Work Thurston Moore
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33:17 Jenny Vogel Interview pt. 7
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35:32 Here With Summer The Microphones
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36:43 End
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Your Lips Are No Man’s Land But Mine

Jenny Vogel is a new media artist working in video, photography, printmaking, performance and installation. She’s interested in the world as seen through communications technology — web cameras, Morse code, fax machines — and the way we use these technologies to overcome distance, alienation and loneliness. The work exposes the glitches and limitations of these technologies as well as the resulting misrepresentations and miscommunications between the individuals who use them. Jenny is especially interested in 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 Siberia, a place she says, “does not officially exist.” Her experimental documentary called in Search of the Sleeping 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. Her work is on view as part of the exhibition Narrative Mechanism, and the Digital Thread, on view now  at the Schneider Museum of Art at Southern Oregon University. This week 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.

[vimeo] http://vimeo.com/30042741 [/vimeo]

[vimeo] http://vimeo.com/29125959 [/vimeo]

[vimeo] http://vimeo.com/28339746 [/vimeo]

Playlist:

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
36:43 End

Host Thomas
Thomas grew up in Northern California where he fell in love with music and photography while going to punk shows and shooting skate photos. He photography in college, which may or may not qualify him to host an…

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