SEQUENCE IN PARALLEL
The grid display of ‘Sequence in Parallel shows one complete film at a time, split into twenty, consecutive, equal-length segments. The segments loop simultaneously across the screens, allowing viewers to glimpse the entire film object as a whole.
NO THERE THERE
Zigelbaum presented works reconsidering the false dichotomy of the natural and the digital in his exhibition ‘No There There’ at TRANSFER.
DOORWAY TO THE SOUL
‘Doorway to the Soul’ is a digital sculpture that displays the faces of mechanical turk workers as they are recorded. These workers are paid $0.25 to stare into their webcam for one minute. The videos are scaled to life-size and played directly on a display mounted at average human height.
In ‘My Television’ the artist waterjet sliced his own TV into 40 square pieces and cast them in clear resin to produce a sculptural object. Zigelbaum explains “The cutting of the television like this highlights the irreality of the images I viewed on it.”
Debuting for the first time in Switzerland as Design Miami/ Basel’s 2014 commission, the large, tetrahedral forms of ‘Triangular Series’ respond with a unique sensitivity to the people sharing their space, creating an immersive environment as visitors arrive and depart the installation. The result is an emergent, undesigned dance of light from the ceiling swarm and triangular projections below. Walk beneath them and you become part of a new, syncopated dialog – an autonomic communication with the other.
Jamie Zigelbaum employs light, computation, and industrial design to create sensate, interactive sculptures in order to understand the relationship between information structures and the human organism. Informed by current work in physics, media theory, computer science, and philosophy, his digitally-imbued, physical objects explore how the contemporary experience of communication refigures the body and repositions the boundaries of identity.
In 2013, Andrew Blum wrote in the New York Times Magazine that Jamie is part of “A new generation of visionaries [who] are using next-level technologies to create products, projects and experiences that test the limits of design—and our imaginations.” Later that year, his work Pixel debuted and sold at Paddles ON!, the first digital art auction at Phillips, curated by Lindsay Howard. Additional exhibitions include Riflemaker Gallery, Design Miami/, The Corcoran Gallery, Johnson Trading Gallery, Ars Electronica, Saint-Etienne International Design Biennial, and The Creators Project. His work can be found in private collections, including the Frankel Foundation for Art, the Rothschild Collection, the MIT Media Lab, The Tech Museum of Innovation, and at Tumblr.
Jamie Zigelbaum was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1978. He received a BS in Human-Computer Interaction from Tufts University in 2006, a Masters in Media Arts and Sciences from the Tangible Media Group at the MIT Media Lab in 2008, and was the recipient of the 2010 Designer of the Future Award from Design Miami/. Jamie lives and works in New York.
March 2015 –‘NO THERE THERE’ presented at the MOVING IMAGE ART FAIR NYC
March 2015 –‘Pixel’ presented at the PULSE Contemporary Art Fair
March 2015 –‘NO THERE THERE’ new works presented at the Moving Image Art Fair
January 2015 –‘NO THERE THERE’ solo exhibition at TRANSFER