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Isabelle Jenniches

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FLOTSAM (Ventura Beach, California), 2003-2006 Composite of Webcam Captures, Digital Lightjet Print 71" X 106" © ij
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FLOTSAM (detail), 2003-2006 Composite of Webcam Captures, Digital Lightjet Print 71" X 106" © ij
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THE CALL (Vancouver Convention Center Expansion Project, Vancouver, B.C.), 2005-2006 Composite of Webcam Captures, Digital Lightjet Print 71,5" X 70,5" (diptych) © ij
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THE CALL (detail), 2005-2006 Composite of Webcam Captures, Digital Lightjet Print 71,5" X 70,5" (diptych) © ij
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A MONTH OF SUNDAYS (South Loop – Printers Row District, Chicago, Illinois), 2006-2007 Composite of Webcam Captures, Digital Lightjet Print 41.5" X 90.5" © ij
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A MONTH OF SUNDAYS (detail), 2006-2007 Composite of Webcam Captures, Digital Lightjet Print 41.5" X 90.5" © ij
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MIDWINTER TURNS TO EARLY SPRING (C Lazy U Guest Ranch, Boulder, Colorado), 2006-2007 Composite of Webcam Captures, Digital Lightjet Print 48" X 96" © ij
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MIDWINTER TURNS TO EARLY SPRING (detail), 2006-2007 Composite of Webcam Captures, Digital Lightjet Print 48" X 96" © ij
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SPAN 1 (Mike O' Callaghan - Pat Tillman Bridge, Hoover Dam, Nevada), 2007-2009 Composite of Webcam Captures, Digital Lightjet Print 67.5" X 93.5" © ij
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SPAN 1 (detail), 2007-2009 Composite of Webcam Captures, Digital Lightjet Print 67.5" X 93.5" © ij
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SPAN 2+3 (Mike O' Callaghan - Pat Tillman Bridge, Hoover Dam, Arizona), 2007-2009 Composite of Webcam Captures, Digital Lightjet Print 37" X 120" and 29 X 120" © ij
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SPAN 2 (detail), 2007-2009 Composite of Webcam Captures, Digital Lightjet Print 37" X 120" © ij
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SPAN 3 (detail), 2007-2009 Composite of Webcam Captures, Digital Lightjet Print 29 X 120" © ij
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EDGE OF AFRICA (Hippopotamus exhibit, Busch Gardens, Tampa Bay, Florida), 2007-2010 Composite of Webcam Captures, Digital Lightjet Print 40" X 120" © ij
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EDGE OF AFRICA (detail), 2007-2010 Composite of Webcam Captures, Digital Lightjet Print 40" X 120" © ij
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RAINFOREST IN WINTER LIGHT (Climatron, Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, Missouri), 2009-2011 Composite of Webcam Captures, Digital Lightjet Print 98” X 66” © ij
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RAINFOREST IN WINTER LIGHT (detail), 2009-2011 Composite of Webcam Captures, Digital Lightjet Print 98” X 66” © ij
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Webcam Works, 2009 Installation View, Cabrillo Gallery, CA
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Webcam Works Installation View, Cabrillo Gallery, CA
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SUN UP, 2007-2010 © Marcos Morilla
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THE CALL Installation View Centro De Arte La Regenta
Quick Facts
Birthplace
Bonn, Germany
Lives in
Soquel
Schools
Media-GN, Groningen, the Netherlands, 1999, MFA
Academy of Applied Arts, Vienna, Austria, 1996, BFA
Tags
realism, landscape, photography, digital
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.