Jennifer West: Explorations Of Materialism In Film

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Opening a new installation at the Seattle Art Museum, Jennifer West presents a talk on her practice including screening excerpts of past and upcoming projects.


At a time when analog film has become largely obsolete, she works with old film stock and uses everyday household materials—including hot water, bleach, vanilla, coffee, vinegar, nail polish, and more—to paint and erode the film emulsion and create colored splotches, patterns, and chance effects. When digitized and re-screened her deconstructive films have the most surprising and beautiful visual effects.

About the Artist: For over ten years, Jennifer West has gained international recognition for her explorations of materialism in film. She was born in Topanga, California and lives and works in Los Angeles.

Image: "Exploded Film Quilt" 2015, Jennifer West, American, 70mm filmstrips treated with dye, bleach, oysters, vanilla - Plexiglas, thread, 96 x 42 1/8 in., Courtesy of the artist.
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By: Seattle Art Museum

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