Jenny Perlin

BA, Brown University. MFA, School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Postgraduate studies at the Whitney Independent Study Program, New York. A Brooklyn-based artist, her practice in 16mm film, video and drawing works with and against the documentary tradition, incorporating innovative stylistic techniques to emphasize issues of truth, misunderstanding, and personal history. Her projects look closely at ways in which social machinations are reflected in the smallest fragments of daily life. Her films often combines handwritten text and drawn images, embracing the technical quirks of analog technologies. Her works have been shown in numerous exhibitions, including: Whitney Museum of American Art, Guggenheim Museum, MoMA, Drawing Center, The Kitchen, and IFC Center, all in New York; Mass MoCA, Massachusetts; Guangzhou Triennial, Canton, China; New York Film Festival; Berlin and Rotterdam film festivals; and Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art in Arizona, among others. She is represented by Simon Preston Gallery New York and Galerie M+R Fricke in Berlin. She teaches at The Cooper Union and The New School in New York. SLC, 1999; 2017-

Undergraduate Courses 2017-2018

Visual and Studio Arts

Mapping Time: Moving-Image Art and Installation in Practice

Open , Seminar—Year

This production seminar investigates histories, strategies, and concepts related to the production and exhibition of moving-image installation. Over the year, students will investigate the histories of moving-image installation and create their own works of time-based art. In this course, we will look at artworks that use moving images, space, sound, loops, performance, site-specificity, chance operations, multiple channels, and video games as tools for communicating ideas. In the fall semester, students will make collaborative and individual artworks and present them for in-class critique. Our work will be inspired by close readings of specific seminal artworks in installation from the late 1960s to the present, including pieces that utilize feedback loops, multiple projections, home movies, and new technologies. Spring semester, we engage with our own concepts and ideas of how time-based installation can be activated. Students are encouraged to connect their work in this class to collaborative projects in theatre, dance, sculpture, painting, and their academic interests. A component of the class will take place outside the classroom at museums, galleries, nonprofits, and performance spaces in and around New York.

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