D. Jean Hester

Member Since April 17, 2002

D. Jean Hester is a media artist living in Los Angeles, California, whose work combines programming, databases, film and video to create interactive pieces for both physical installations and online platforms.

Hester wishes to involve users as active, thinking, engaged participant-collaborators in the creation of art. Her work explores the nature of interactivity and audience/user participation, and what happens when a work is no longer a stand-alone authored environment with a tightly controlled author-defined outcome, but when the users themselves are contributing/collaborating through the use of interactivity (be it physical real-world performative actions or interaction with a database or some other program). In this scenario the artist's intention is only part of the puzzle