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"Mourning For Landscape (Ritual Shelter)" Jen Frost Smith

  • Project Space 613 Allen Street Austin, TX, 78702 United States (map)

“Mourning For Landscape” Ritual For Shelter is an experiment between the natural and the electronic.  Through ritualistic process, Jen will create an environment for shelter and memorial.  A narrative will unfold to the viewer as relationships are created through juxtaposition of material and video.   The narrative begins from an unknown catastrophic event, referencing notions of stress, fear, and survival.  This installation is part of a larger series of video works and installations based on a post-apocalyptic need for communication, ritual and preservation.

Jen Frost Smith received her B.F.A from the University of Texas in May 2009.  Over the past two years her focus has been on video installation and sculpture.  In the fall of 2009 she will begin her graduate studies in Photographic and Electronic Media at the Maryland Institute College of Art.