Jessica Segall is a multidisciplinary artist, living in Brooklyn, who works with site specific performances, sculpture and video.Read more about the artist
From July 12 to August 28 the video exhibition by Jessica Segall will be shown at Concordia. She is a multidisciplinary artist, living in Brooklyn, who works with site specific performances, sculpture and video. Jessica's work explores the link between creativity and survival, with an eye for climate discussions and the future of the economy. By combining ecology and art history, she builds tools to survive in these uncertain times and visualizes acts of endurance.
The interest in this takes her to various and isolated places such as the North Pole and uninhabited areas. With the work that results from those journeys, she wants to unfold ideas about environmental conservation, economy and nationalism.
Jessica succeeds in combining the conceptual and the formal. On the one hand, the work carries an important message that she is so passionately committed to, that she is willing to travel to the North Pole for it. On the other hand, she delivers an image in which the form and the medium, the music and the time fit together perfectly. In addition to a strong content, these are intriguing images in themselves. They take the viewer to another world, to places where the impossible can happen. At Concordia two films will be shown: "Uncommon Intimacy" and "A Thirsty Person".
This is an interview with her by Beeldbinder Danielle Spoelman. Jessica tells about the ways her films are made and the reasons behind this artform.