Bio

Jennifer Seastone is a native New Yorker with roots in performance. Her practice extends to visual objects. She has a BFA in experimental theater from NYU, and an MFA from City College in Digital and Interdisciplinary Arts Practice.

Seastone has shown her work at The Performance Arcade in New Zealand, in New York at The Invisible Dog’s Glass House, Uncanny Valley, Dixon Place, and the New York ITFF. She’s attended numerous residency programs including an extended remote residency at the Arquetopia Foundation under the mentorship of Francisco Guevara. Seastone is a founding member of minor theater and has performed for groups like the Wooster Group, Daniel Fish, and many more.

 

Artist Statement

I create by asking questions, and research through body​ and material. ​My work encourages the viewer to to interpret what it means to destroy and create​ memory. I encourage the work to  breathe into the present. I am interested in entropy, disintegration and destruction as a site for growth and change. Many times the work has different iterations: i.e. textiles, performance around the textiles and then a different work that is created as an object documentation of the process. My work is driven by the ghosting or the invisible past ​pushing through to the present without words: creating historical context while simultaneously existing in the present. The materials speak of the existence of the shadow of the work or the third, invisible other in this one-on-one encounter​,​​ and live​s​ between the cerebral and ephemeral.​

​Recently my work has moved into wood sculpture and what it means to create by talking to the wood without words, where translation occurs between my body and the grain of the work; where we communicate to create an object free of question and only an unspoken answer.

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