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Isabelle Jenniches

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Birthplace
Bonn, Germany

Lives in
Soquel

Website

Schools
Media-GN, Groningen, the Netherlands, 1999, MFA
Academy of Applied Arts, Vienna, Austria, 1996, BFA

Tags
digital, photography, landscape, realism

Statement

My fascination for live cameras on the Internet - webcams - began over a decade ago. I’ve used webcams in online performances, photographic series and presently to create monumental composite images.

Many miles away from the actual location yet connected via the Internet, I direct robotic webcams to scan the picture plane bit by bit. Over several months or years, I capture thousands of still images, stitching them together into a panorama of great complexity and detail. Showing natural and man-made elements alike, the composite inadvertently compiles a map of the location’s ecosystem and socio-economic demographics. The result reveals the passage of time and develops its own narrative logic, offering a fictive yet hyper-realisticportrait of a place.

The final product is a seamless digital Lightjet print. Idiosyncracies inherent in the specific camera –viewing restrictions or even discontinuation of service –can result in eccentric shapes of the image. In the exhibition environment I often incorporate acomputer terminal allowing the audience to access the live camera interface and to interact with the site in real time.

Recent Exhibits

Isabelle Jenniches participated in these exhibits:

Nov, 2010 Mechanics of the Imagination
Prescott College Art Gallery
 
Apr, 2010 el proceso como paradigma
LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial
 
Oct, 2009 Webcam Works: Isabelle Jenniches
Cabrillo Gallery
 
Mar, 2008 Vigilancia y Control
Centro de Arte La Regenta. Las Palmas de Gran Canarias. España.
 
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