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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DISCUSSION

im_mobile


hello. I don't seem to know any of you these days.

trying to get reconnected around ongoing ill health. im_mobile is a flash video mix as
part of the "without permission" series to try and get back to work.
1000 mobile phone vid and stills.
may make you feel a little off-colour
(I'm still kind of into force-fed cathasis:)

DO NOT view if sensitive to strobe or have light sensitive epilepsy!!!!!

http://www.rssgallery.com/im_mobile.html

[firefox users please follow link there]

jess.

DISCUSSION

doc-u exhibition + sound files


Hello,

Thanks to those of you who have sent me your mobile phone pictures for the doc-u project (http://www.doc-u.co.uk). Just to remind you that the
exhibition opens on the 11th June at the Babylon Gallery (Ely, UK) where
the project is being shown as a large interactive projection, an
interactive image wall and 2 videos created from the submissions (and the phones, of course). I am also running kids and adult workshops with the 5 mobile phones on the 18th June if you fancy coming along and making a doc-u at the gallery.

Since the project was launched I have a number of requests to send
audio/sonic files. I think that this is a great idea (why did I not think about that before?) so, I am now opening the project to audio/sonic doc-u's. Please send your sound files created via mobile phones to me(jess@doc-u.co.uk) if you would like to participate in the project in this way.

The project is open to photos and sounds for as long as you would like to keep sending them to me!

cheers,
jess.

DISCUSSION

doc-u project: participate (resent)


http://www.doc-u.co.uk

doc-u is an interactive installation made up of visual self-documentation. The project exploits user-friendly technology (mobile phone cams and Macromedia Flash) to allow multiple images to be shown simultaneously. The project focuses on the beauty of the ordinary, the domestic and the lo-tech .The installation draws on popular culture and a viewer's familiarity with concepts of self-documentation, video diaries and docu- soaps to encourage participation and overcome fear of technology.

Jess Loseby and the Babylon Gallery (http://www.babylongallery.co.uk/) have been holding workshops with schools and community groups local to the gallery using 5 mobile camera phones. The participants were asked to randomly document themselves and their environment in a set time. They were encouraged not to delete or alter any images, as part of the aesthetic of the installation was to highlight the beautiful 'accidents' and to dismiss attempts to 'make art'. The project is now open across the Internet to everyone. If you would like to participate please see the guidelines below. There is no age limit, focus or geographical restriction placed on the submissions. The youngest participant in the project is currently 3 years old - the oldest, 70!

Doc_u is online now at http://www.doc-u.co.uk and will be shown at the Babylon Gallery Saturday 11 June - Sunday 24 July

Participate [and win a phone!]

doc_u is now open to anyone who would like to participate in the project. You can enter a doc_u by yourself or in small (3 or under) groups. If you would like to participate you will need:1. A mobile phone with a camera (If you live in the UK, near the Babylon gallery you can borrow a "library phone" to use in the project. Email jess@rssgallery.com for more details.]2. An email account3. If you are under 16, you will also need a signed consent form from a parent or guardian. These are available at this url:
http://www.doc-u.co.uk/permission.htm

Participants will be entered into a Competition to win the 5 mobile camera and video phones used in the making of this artwork (winners from groups will still win a phone each). To be eligible for the competition you must:
a) include a contact email or phone number with your submission
b) if under 16, you must have returned a signed consent form from a parent or guardian (http://www.doc-u.co.uk/permission.htm).

Please see http://www.doc-u.co.uk for guidelines, online or email submission and information.

doc_u

Internet and Babylon Gallery 2005

Jess Loseby

http://www.doc-u.co.uk

DISCUSSION

Re: Re: How Did I Get Here ?


Apologies, that'll serve me right for forwarding emails last thing at night!!!! I've realised it happened with my last text too. urgh!:(
Please see text below.
Jess.

> Hi Jess,
>
> I am super interested in reading this post - but on the Rhizome site it is all marked up with visible tags. Is there any way you could resend without the formatting for those of us who view posts online, as opposed to via email?
>
> Jason

E:VENT
eventnetwork.org.uk
root@eventnetwork.org.uk
+ 44 (0) 20 7613 0300
96 teesdale street, London E2 6PU

Leon Barker
Tobie Kerridge
Jess Loseby
Dallas Seitz

How Did I Get Here ?
Curated by Brian Reed
Opening Friday 20th May 6pm - 9pm
Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd May 12 noon - 6 pm

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E:VENT is pleased to present 'How Did I Get Here ?' a showcase that brings
together four artists, who through the use of digital media express a
personal, social or political commentary. The common thread between the
works is a sense of mortality expressed with the use of parody and
absurdity as a critical tool.

Leon Barker
Work in progress
A sense of danger and the reality of physical harm prevail the sculptural
works of Leon Baker. Here he exhibits a work in progress, a kinetic
sculpture exploring gesture through action and reaction. ~~~ Tobie
Kerridge Life Event Using data retrieved every minute from the Justice
Department web-site, Life Event tracks the final days of Gary Lynn
Sterling on death row in Texas. When the execution of the prisoner is
reported on the site, the object will turn on. Brine shrimp ­ or Sea
Monkeys ­ are injected into the salt water, a pump and light source are
triggered, and the second syringe will feed the organisms periodically.
Until then Life Event is mechanically and biologically dormant.~~~

Control
A series of films showing an individual absorbed in an activity; a bike
ride, a console gaming session , waiting for a letter to be delivered. By using 2 cameras these activities become split across 2 frames, dividing the subject from the object of their attention. This division is artificial, there are moments of synthesis and absorption as the
individual becomes fused with their object-world. ~~~

Jess Loseby
Andum
Jess Loseby takes her personal domestic environment as reference for her
exploration and fascination of borderlands and 'beautiful seams' between
the ubiquitous worlds of computing and the 'real' (domestic). The use of a low-fi approach to new media encapsulates the female domestic routine synonymous with repetition and triviality. ~~~

Dallas Seitz
Proteus Syndrome
Proteus Syndrome is the rare genetic disorder that
inflicted Joseph Carey Merrick, commonly known as the Elephant Man. The
physical effects of the disorder become part of Dallas Seitz gothic horror lexicon in his continued self-colonization that remains at the centre of his practice. ~~~

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please ask them to email root@eventnetwork.org.uk. Thanks!

DISCUSSION

How Did I Get Here ?


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<div align="left"><font face="Arial" color="#008000"><span style="font-size:10pt"><u>root@eventnetwork.org.uk</u></span></font></div>
<div align="left"><font face="Arial"><span style="font-size:10pt">+ 44 (0) 20 7613 0300</span></font></div>
<div align="left"><font face="Arial"><span style="font-size:10pt">96 teesdale street, London E2 6PU</span></font></div>
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<div align="left"><font face="Arial"><span style="font-size:10pt">Leon Barker</span></font></div>
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<div align="left"><font face="Arial"><span style="font-size:10pt">How Did I Get Here ?</span></font></div>
<div align="left"><font face="Arial"><span style="font-size:10pt">Curated by Brian Reed</span></font></div>
<div align="left"><font face="Arial"><span style="font-size:10pt">Opening Friday 20th May 6pm - 9pm</span></font></div>
<div align="left"><font face="Arial"><span style="font-size:10pt">Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd May 12 noon - 6 pm</span></font></div>
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<div align="left"><font face="Arial"><span style="font-size:10pt">E:VENT is pleased to present 'How Did I Get Here ?' a showcase that brings</span></font></div>
<div align="left"><font face="Arial"><span style="font-size:10pt">together four artists, who through the use of digital media express a</span></font></div>
<div align="left"><font face="Arial"><span style="font-size:10pt">personal, social or political commentary. The common thread between the</span></font></div>
<div align="left"><font face="Arial"><span style="font-size:10pt">works is a sense of mortality expressed with the use of parody and</span></font></div>
<div align="left"><font face="Arial"><span style="font-size:10pt">absurdity as a critical tool.</span></font></div>
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<div align="left"><font face="Arial"><span style="font-size:10pt">Leon Barker</span></font></div>
<div align="left"><font face="Arial"><span style="font-size:10pt">Work in progress</span></font></div>
<div align="left"><font face="Arial"><span style="font-size:10pt">A sense of danger and the reality of physical harm prevail the sculptural</span></font></div>
<div align="left"><font face="Arial"><span style="font-size:10pt">works of Leon Baker. Here he exhibits a work in progress, a kinetic</span></font></div>
<div align="left"><font face="Arial"><span style="font-size:10pt">sculpture exploring gesture through action and reaction. ~~~ Tobie</span></font></div>
<div align="left"><font face="Arial"><span style="font-size:10pt">Kerridge Life Event Using data retrieved every minute from the Justice</span></font></div>
<div align="left"><font face="Arial"><span style="font-size:10pt">Department web-site, Life Event tracks the final days of Gary Lynn</span></font></div>
<div align="left"><font face="Arial"><span style="font-size:10pt">Sterling on death row in Texas. When the execution of the prisoner is</span></font></div>
<div align="left"><font face="Arial"><span style="font-size:10pt">reported on the site, the object will turn on. Brine shrimp &#173; or Sea</span></font></div>
<div align="left"><font face="Arial"><span style="font-size:10pt">Monkeys &#173; are injected into the salt water, a pump and light source are</span></font></div>
<div align="left"><font face="Arial"><span style="font-size:10pt">triggered, and the second syringe will feed the organisms periodically.</span></font></div>
<div align="left"><font face="Arial"><span style="font-size:10pt">Until then Life Event is mechanically and biologically dormant.~~~</span></font></div>
<div align="left"><br/>
</div>
<div align="left"><font face="Arial"><span style="font-size:10pt">Control</span></font></div>
<div align="left"><font face="Arial"><span style="font-size:10pt">A series of films showing an individual absorbed in an activity; a bike</span></font></div>
<div align="left"><font face="Arial"><span style="font-size:10pt">ride, a console gaming session , waiting for a letter to be delivered. By</span></font></div>
<div align="left"><font face="Arial"><span style="font-size:10pt">using 2 cameras these activities become split across 2 frames, dividing</span></font></div>
<div align="left"><font face="Arial"><span style="font-size:10pt">the subject from the object of their attention. This division is</span></font></div>
<div align="left"><font face="Arial"><span style="font-size:10pt">artificial, there are moments of synthesis and absorption as the</span></font></div>
<div align="left"><font face="Arial"><span style="font-size:10pt">individual becomes fused with their object-world. ~~~ </span></font></div>
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<div align="left"><font face="Arial"><span style="font-size:10pt">Jess Loseby </span></font></div>
<div align="left"><font face="Arial"><span style="font-size:10pt">Andum</span></font></div>
<div align="left"><font face="Arial"><span style="font-size:10pt">Jess Loseby takes her personal domestic environment as reference for her</span></font></div>
<div align="left"><font face="Arial"><span style="font-size:10pt">exploration and fascination of borderlands and 'beautiful seams' between</span></font></div>
<div align="left"><font face="Arial"><span style="font-size:10pt">the ubiquitous worlds of computing and the 'real' (domestic). The use of a</span></font></div>
<div align="left"><font face="Arial"><span style="font-size:10pt">low-fi approach to new media encapsulates the&#160; female domestic</span></font></div>
<div align="left"><font face="Arial"><span style="font-size:10pt">routine synonymous with repetition and triviality. ~~~</span></font></div>
<div align="left"><br/>
</div>
<div align="left"><font face="Arial"><span style="font-size:10pt">Dallas Seitz</span></font></div>
<div align="left"><font face="Arial"><span style="font-size:10pt">Proteus Syndrome </span></font></div>
<div align="left"><font face="Arial"><span style="font-size:10pt">Proteus Syndrome is the rare genetic disorder that</span></font></div>
<div align="left"><font face="Arial"><span style="font-size:10pt">inflicted Joseph Carey Merrick, commonly known as the Elephant Man. The</span></font></div>
<div align="left"><font face="Arial"><span style="font-size:10pt">physical effects of the disorder become part of Dallas Seitz gothic horror</span></font></div>
<div align="left"><font face="Arial"><span style="font-size:10pt">lexicon in his continued self-colonization that remains at the centre of</span></font></div>
<div align="left"><font face="Arial"><span style="font-size:10pt">his practice. ~~~ </span></font></div>
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<div align="left"><font face="Arial"><span style="font-size:10pt">~~~~~~~~~~~~ </span></font></div>
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<div align="left"><font face="Arial"><span style="font-size:10pt">If you would prefer not to receive invitations from E:VENT please let us</span></font></div>
<div align="left"><font face="Arial"><span style="font-size:10pt">know. If you know someone who would be interested to come to our events</span></font></div>
<div align="left"><font face="Arial"><span style="font-size:10pt">please ask them to email </span></font><font face="Arial" color="#008000"><span style="font-size:10pt"><u>root@eventnetwork.org.uk</u></span></font><font
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