Lines of Life commissioned by Terminal at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, TN is a net art project that launches multiple windows. It is a critical and aesthetic commentary on how one draws conclusions about mediated representations of war. Embedded in this commentary is an investigation into the ideas generated by the words, drawing and lines and their multiple manifestations.
Jody Zellen is an artist living in Los Angeles, California. She works in many media simultaneously, making photographs, installations, net art, public art, as well as artists’ books that explore the subject of the urban environment. She employs media-generated representations of contemporary and historic cities as raw material for aesthetic and social investigations. Solo exhibitions include Pace University’s Digital Gallery (2005); The Laguna Art Museum (2004-05); Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects (2002); Deep River, Los Angeles (2001). Her net art projects have shown world wide since 1997 in festivals and exhibitions such as Stuttgarter Filmwinter, Stuttgart, Germany; 9th Japan Media Art Festival, Tokyo (2006); Arte Nuevo Interactive, Mexico; ACCEA, Armenia; Prog:Me, Rio de Janeiro (2005); File, Brazil; Festival du Nouveau Cinema, Montreal; Siggraph, Los Angeles; International Festival of Electronic Art, Argentina; Cosign, Croatia (2004); New Forms Festival, Vancouver; Rencontres Internationales, Berlin (2003); Whitney Museum Artport (2002); XXV Bienal de Sao Paulo (2002); Art Future, Taiwan (2000); Net_Condition, ZKM (1999); Film + Arch.3, Graz (1997). Her website “Ghost City” (www.ghostcity.com), begun in 1997, is an ever changing meditation on the urban environment. “Crowds and Power” was the October 2002 portal for the Whitney Museum’s Artport (http://artport.whitney.org). “Disembodied Voices,” 2004 (www.disembodiedvoices.com) began as an online project that was then coverted into a five-projector interactive installation. For more information and to see other projects, visit www.jodyzellen.com