United States of America
Brooklyn based video artist Jessica Kingdon was able to develop a project that questions the briefness of communications in the contemporary world, during her residency in ´ace.
Actually she runs her boutique production company, JCKINTHEBOX, which produces videos for cultural institutions and nonprofit organizations.
In my background as a filmmaker I concern myself with making images – finding a visual language to represent the world around us. But words exist as images in their own right. I am interested in how words express (or don’t express) themselves when divorced from their creator. In “Mixed Signals” I play with text, both time-based and in printed form, through a fictional series of digital conversations. These sketches range from a frustrated lover talking to him/herself, to a live chat representative attempting to prove his/her humanity. How might emotions be conveyed through words other than their intended meaning? How can we be sure we’re speaking with an actual human being – and why does that even matter? I ask how we make meaning through symbols and language. We trust words – we believe that they mean what they’re supposed to. I want to play with words in a way that challenges this.
1996 | New York City, USA.
Lives and works in Brooklyn, USA.
2014 | Master in Media Studies, The New School, New York, USA.
2009 | Bachelor in Film Studies, Columbia University, USA.
Kingdon’s experimental films have been shown in:
Bowery Poetry Club, Manhattan, New York, USA.
The Dorothy Hirshon Film Festival, The New School, New York, USA.
The Brooklyn Film Festival, Brooklyn, New York, USA.
The Backup Film Festival, Weimar, Germany.
Her fiction has been published in The NewerYork and Swink Magazine.
Group exhibition ´ace Collection
Territories is an exhibition curated by Adriana Moracci among artworks from the ‘ace collection. The aims of this selection is to allow us to reflect upon political, economic, linguistic and corporal territories. They have been interpreted by contemporary artists through photography, performance and printmaking.
ABOUT TERRITORIES (by Adriana Moracci
Territory is a defined, outlined and demarcated place that provides belonging and identity to whom occupy it. In some cases it is a place to access or emigrate. The territory notion goes beyond a determined border. Although the etymology of the word indicates land or field not every community has its own physical territory, but yes, all have their own idiosyncrasy, language and culture that unites and links. The body is also a territory, one that is always present and constantly changing. A territory that contains and links us with the other, through verbal and corporal language. A territory that enables encounter with the ancestral and the primary.