Terminal is pleased to announce the launch of Lines of Life by Jody Zellen.
"I am interested in drawing and how a computer algorithm traces an image turning it into a line drawing. In the "Lines of Life" I will begin with a grid of images that are computer traces of news imagery, that when rolled over display the source image. From this grid will be 72 different clickable squares each that takes you down a different life line. The subject for the pathways is the perils of war, as war imagery has predominated in the media over the last year. An integral part of this project will be a series of Flash animations that utilize clips of soldier's videos of the Iraq war uploaded to You Tube. The film footage is not credited as it is meant to fill in the background becoming the live action behind the line drawings and be the motivation for the movements within."
Jody Zellen is a Los Angeles based artist who works in many media simultaneously making net art, photographs, installations, public art and artists books. She employs media-generated representations as raw material for aesthetic and social investigations. Recent projects include "The Unemployed" a interactive data visualization at Cerritos College (Los Angles, 2009), a site specific interactive installation entitled "The Blackest Spot" at Fringe Exhibitions (Los Angles, 2008). Other interactive installations include "Trigger" (Pace University, NY, 2005) and "Disembodied Voices" (Los Angles, 2004). Zellen's interactive website "Ghost City" 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. Other recent net art projects include "Without A Trace" (a 2009 turbulence.org commission), urbanfragments.net, allthenewsthatfittoprint.net, talking-walls.com and disembodiedvoices.com.
For documentation of these and other projects please visit www.jodyzellen.com
http://www.TERMINALapsu.org is a space sponsored by the Department of Art and the Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts at Austin Peay State University to showcase and examine internet and new media art.