Jess Loseby
Since the beginning
Works in United States of America

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BIO
Jess Loseby is a digital artist from the UK whose main medium is the internet. Her work ranges from small and intimate online installationsto large scale digital projections and video. In a relatively brief time, her work has become known internationally such as the ‘cyber-kitchen’ (lead artist and co-curator) and ‘the Digital Pocket’ (lead artist and co-curator), which is currently listed in the Whitney Artport. In August 2003, she became the first virtual artist in residence at Furtherfield.org (FurtherStudio) one of the first virtual artists residencies of its kind. She has exhibited in digital festivals such as the Split Film Festival, Pixxelpoint 2003, FILE 2003 and the Stuttgart Filmwinter. In 2003 she created interactive digital sets for the production of ‘The Dadaists’ at The Met Theater in Hollywood. Also in 2003 she was also awarded a grant from the Daniel Langlois Foundation, with the resulting work 'views from the ground floor...' being currently exhibited internationally.

Thematically, her projects continue her fascination with borderlands and ‘beautiful seams’ between the ubiquitous worlds of computing and the ‘real’ (domestic). A staunch opponent of new media's absorption with VR, her on and offline installations create flows and streams in the relational space of art and technology. Loseby’s unashamedly low-tech approach to new media build comparisons of the network and digitally (in its frustrations, attention to triviality and repetition) as absurdly compatible to the female domestic routine.

Jess Loseby has 3 children, 2 wheels, 1 husband and 0 days off.

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D/tP disturb.the.peace[angry women]


D/tP disturb.the.peace[angry women]
http://www.d-t-p.tv

So far, 30 women will be adding work to the project over the next few months. The first 9
works are now up at http://www.d-t-p.tv.

This project has no deadlines, all formats are welcome and is open for submission.
Please send your ideas, work or urls to jess@rssgallery.com or jess@d-t-p.tv

Links or files to older "angry women" artworks, sounds, writings or performances (that
have not been specifically created for the project) are also welcome.

For more information and/or submission details please see
http://www.d-t-p.tv/about.htm

jess loseby

D/tP disturb.the.peace[angry women] requires Flash 7 plug and pop-ups enabled.
Some works on the site may require additional plug-ins (such as Quicktime) or sound in
order to be viewed/heard.

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OPPORTUNITY

disturb.the.peace "angry women" - open call


Deadline:
Fri Sep 23, 2005 17:16

disturb.the.peace "angry women" - open call

"Whoa! Why does this word carry so much weight, and why do these women want to
distance themselves so far from this word?" Once I had received a similar response from
three other women, as though anger was un-cool, or un-sexy, I started thinking of the
"Angry Young Men" of the fifties and sixties-the amorphous James Dean types whose
anger was sexy, because anger is one of the sanctioned responses that men have, and
women don't. No man would protest being featured in a book called Angry Young Men,
do you think?

[Interview with Andrea Juno, Ed of "angry women" (Juno Books, 1992)]

Disturb.the.Peace [angry woman] will be aimed at creating a collaborative net-based
installation with the core concept of the visual portrait of feminine anger. The net offers a
canvas for self-portraiture and self-documentary, which both men and woman users and
artists have used to explore the many eclectic thematics that make up contemporary
net.art. However, anger - that non P.C, emotional serpent - still remains visually elusive.
Emails are full of bile, blogs map outpourings of rage and disgust, newsgroups simmer
over with adversary and cutting one-liners but not, apparently, visual artworks...? Can
anger be beautiful? Can rage be aesthetic? In popular culture there are a range of angry
babes to pick: from girl-power to the Powerpuff girls but

"...their popularity may not reflect a dramatic shift in our society's view of gender roles,
but rather our inability to stomach female anger unless it's sugar-coated in cuteness and
scored with a pervasively chirpy, non-threatening tone."

[Powerpuff Girls to the Rescue: Heather Havrilesky, Salon. Posted July 5, 2002]

---------[Gender]

D/tP is a call to women artists to visually explore the face of [their] anger. It will make no
apologies for being a call predominantly for female work. Male submissions will not be
excluded from open submissions but must demonstrate that they are either a) in
collaboration with a female or b) make significant comment or exploration on a visual
expression of female anger beyond (what Jess Loseby) judges to be a stereotypical
portrayal. It will be possible to submit work anonymously or through androgynous
pseudonyms. Beyond gender, all work submitted must meet the basic requirements of
thematic response and net usability to be included.

---------[Collaboration]

D/TP is a collaborative artwork. It is curated by Jess Loseby as lead artist only through
organisation and realisation of the concept in the provistion of webspace. Artists are
invited to add pages and use the site/space as much or as little as they desire. Work will
be open for free submission. There will almost no curatorial control but preference is to
show work that not only visually explores anger but how that anger is amplified and
augmented by the Internet and net technology/software; Can anger be interactive? Can
anger be translocal? It is hoped that work that will go beyond static imagery.

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html, flash, streaming video - cross browser compatible - collaborating artists choice

---------[Submission]

Please send work as a email attachment (under 3MB) or work URL with name, location,
url, email address and bio (150wds or under) to jess@d-t-p.tv or jess@rssgallery.com.
FTP details may be provided on request. All work will be shown as "windows" within the
overall site design unless specified. If work is hosted on a url external to d-t-p.tv please
provide a "close window" button.

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DISCUSSION

Re: Re: Re: im_mobile


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<div align="left"><font face="Arial"><span style="font-size:10pt">Hi Michael,</span></font></div>
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<div align="left"><font face="Arial"><span style="font-size:10pt">I think bowie is a bit like marmite (either love it or hate it) - I don't think anyone is
shouting &quot;how dare you not like marmite...&quot;&#160; I admit I adore both bowie and that
particular album, sorry:)</span></font></div>
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<div align="left"><font face="Arial"><span style="font-size:10pt">I'm not trying to defend the work (as I don't think you were attacking it) but honestly,
using the music with the visuals is not about trust. 90% of my work deals with the small
and subtle which I guess is why I like to dip in and out of &quot;chewy&quot; music (as curt so aptly
put it) with this series. </span></font></div>
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<div align="left"><font face="Arial"><span style="font-size:10pt">The other ones in the series are &quot;rsstango&quot; (Divine Comedy)&#160; </span></font><font face="Arial"><span
style="font-size:10pt">which is news you can flirt
with</span></font><font face="Arial"><span style="font-size:10pt">, &quot;</span></font><font face="Arial"><span style="font-size:10pt">jellynet&quot;</span></font><font face="Arial"><span
style="font-size:10pt"> (scissor sisters) which is apathy with you can dance to,&#160; &quot;textual tango&quot;
(sting/moulin rouge) sexy noncommunication and Lapdance (Pucinni) which is - well just
that. All of these (visually) are rooted in &quot;the domestic&quot; as I am but&#160; - because of the
music and lyrics - become something transgressed, something&#160; stolen - as I did when I
first listened to my fav tunes and forcibly made them applicable to me and my
circumstances...</span></font></div>
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<div align="left"><font face="Arial"><span style="font-size:10pt">Perhaps montage/mixing (moving or static) is always and emotional takeover bid....?
Your pelinger archive movs also allow you to step outside of the&#160; {visual] material that is
immediately available to you normally - but that wouldn't suggest for a second that you
did not trust your own...?</span></font></div>
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<div align="left"><font face="Arial"><span style="font-size:10pt">cheers,</span></font></div>
<div align="left"><font face="Arial"><span style="font-size:10pt">jess.</span></font></div>
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<div align="left"><font face="Arial" color="#7f0000"><span style="font-size:10pt">&gt; Hi Curt</span></font></div>
<div align="left"><font face="Arial" color="#7f0000"><span style="font-size:10pt">&gt; fair enough - I guess we just have different tastes</span></font></div>
<div align="left"><font face="Arial" color="#7f0000"><span style="font-size:10pt">&gt; here, &amp; again I entirely take Jess's point about what</span></font></div>
<div align="left"><font face="Arial" color="#7f0000"><span style="font-size:10pt">&gt; she is attempting with this series</span></font></div>
<div align="left"><font face="Arial" color="#7f0000"><span style="font-size:10pt">&gt; It just feels to me like I'm being shouted at ( and I</span></font></div>
<div align="left"><font face="Arial" color="#7f0000"><span style="font-size:10pt">&gt; don't care at all for Bowie which doesn't help.)</span></font></div>
<div align="left"><font face="Arial" color="#7f0000"><span style="font-size:10pt">&gt; I used to teach theatre &amp; the first assignment I used</span></font></div>
<div align="left"><font face="Arial" color="#7f0000"><span style="font-size:10pt">&gt; to give students was to write &amp; stage fully a short</span></font></div>
<div align="left"><font face="Arial" color="#7f0000"><span style="font-size:10pt">&gt; autobiographical monologue, the idea being to get thempelinger</span></font></div>
<div align="left"><font face="Arial" color="#7f0000"><span style="font-size:10pt">&gt; thinking practically straight away about the different</span></font></div>
<div align="left"><font face="Arial" color="#7f0000"><span style="font-size:10pt">&gt; components of performance -speech, gesture, light,</span></font></div>
<div align="left"><font face="Arial" color="#7f0000"><span style="font-size:10pt">&gt; design, music, sound &amp;c.</span></font></div>
<div align="left"><font face="Arial" color="#7f0000"><span style="font-size:10pt">&gt; The thing that used to really stand out was how many</span></font></div>
<div align="left"><font face="Arial" color="#7f0000"><span style="font-size:10pt">&gt; students used popular music as a shortcut to semaphore</span></font></div>
<div align="left"><font face="Arial" color="#7f0000"><span style="font-size:10pt">&gt; their emotional state - bunging this or that track on</span></font></div>
<div align="left"><font face="Arial" color="#7f0000"><span style="font-size:10pt">&gt; &amp; quite often doing little else.</span></font></div>
<div align="left"><font face="Arial" color="#7f0000"><span style="font-size:10pt">&gt; Of course I'm not suggesting that Jess is doing</span></font></div>
<div align="left"><font face="Arial" color="#7f0000"><span style="font-size:10pt">&gt; anything at all like this, just that she is not</span></font></div>
<div align="left"><font face="Arial" color="#7f0000"><span style="font-size:10pt">&gt; trusting what is, in my view ( &amp; I know you differ),</span></font></div>
<div align="left"><font face="Arial" color="#7f0000"><span style="font-size:10pt">&gt; the interesting thing about this piece,her treatment</span></font></div>
<div align="left"><font face="Arial" color="#7f0000"><span style="font-size:10pt">&gt; of the visuals; small, delicate,subtle.</span></font></div>
<div align="left"><font face="Arial" color="#7f0000"><span style="font-size:10pt">&gt; I'm not being snotty about popular music -there's much</span></font></div>
<div align="left"><font face="Arial" color="#7f0000"><span style="font-size:10pt">&gt; of it, as you know, that I love - sometimes though</span></font></div>
<div align="left"><font face="Arial" color="#7f0000"><span style="font-size:10pt">&gt; it's use in pieces like this feels to me like a sort</span></font></div>
<div align="left"><font face="Arial" color="#7f0000"><span style="font-size:10pt">&gt; of category error.</span></font></div>
<div align="left"><font face="Arial" color="#7f0000"><span style="font-size:10pt">&gt; best</span></font></div>
<div align="left"><font face="Arial" color="#7f0000"><span style="font-size:10pt">&gt; michael</span></font></div>
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<div align="left"><font face="Arial"><span style="font-size:10pt">/^ rssgallery.com</span></font></div>
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Hi Giselle

cool - cultural entropy you can sing-along to. Nice way to start the day!

Pixel-rhetoric is a new one on me (another nice name for a cat?)
explain, please??!!
jess.

Send reply to: giselle beiguelman <desvirtual@gmail.com>

> Jess,
> very good.
> i think we are moving towards micronarratives and diving into the
> pixel rhetoric.
> try this one:
> www.pucsp.br/~gb/desmemorias
> (best viewed with IE6. pop ups unblocked + sound on + broadband.)
>
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Re: im_mobile


Hi Michael,

Tryng to be back slowly, cheers:)

Re the music - the trouble with using any music generally is it is bound not to be of
everyones taste but the "without permission" series (that this work is from) is
deliberately mixed to specific "popular" music. Without it you would only get half the
story. In this one the story might be the disorientation between domestic and the "space
boy". Who or what the space boy is up for grabs:)

I always call these ones mixes rather that artworks because they aren't really supposed
to stand up on their own without the music (although its nice of you to suggest it does:)

Trying to catch up with nine months of threads on these lists, I have also seen a lot of
your short movies in a group recently too. I notice with interest how your "moment
stories" are developing into much sharper moments than the narrative/allegories that I
would suggest that they previously had. Is it David Crawford that talks about mirco-
narratives? is that what you are moving towards...?

Jess.

> Nice to have you back Jess!
.One question though - does
> it need the music? I think it holds up without...( and
> personally I find the music, unlike the work itself,
> somewhat banal)
> warmest wishes
> michael
>
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