Artist Talk via Facebook LIVE:
Tacie Jones Artist Talk: Mending
We store the imprint of memory in our bodies. Some of this memory comes from personal experience, and some we inherit from our ancestors. This online artist talk will discuss Mending, a growing body of work consisting of video, media installation, sculpture, performance documentation and cyanotype photography. The works confront Walter Benjamin’s patriarchal argument that one must intellectually excavate deep memory. The processes and components of Mending echo elemental transformation and visualize sensorial manifestations of embodied memory to gesture at reconciliatory ways of being with the aftermath of gendered, transgenerational trauma.
During her virtual residency, Tacie will be spending time in the hundred wooded acres next to her home, mentally sketching, taking videos and photographs for small series of fabric-based, projection-mapped sculptures.
About the Artist
Tacie Jones is an artist working in video, media installation, sculpture, photography and socially-engaged practice. Her recent work explores ancestral embodiment by way of probing the juxtaposition between impermanence and materiality in the sensorial reconciliation of trauma. Her combined background in new media and studio art, social practice and non-profit community work engage creativity and interconnection as catalysts for understanding the individual’s part in community resilience. Tacie holds a BFA in Studio Art from George Mason University, an MRes (Master of Research) in Creative Practices from the Glasgow School of Art, and an MFA in Creative Technologies from Virginia Tech. She is currently working toward an interdisciplinary PhD at Virginia Tech. She lives with her foodsmith partner, tending their two pups and gardens in the mountainous countryside of Blacksburg, Virginia.