You Won’t See Me: Portraits by Art Jones
Opening Party, Third Thursday
September 19th, 6-10pm
Seattle Design Center
5701 6th Ave S, Suite 258, Seattle, WA 98108
Art Jones will VJ live with multiple projectors. From his ongoing series, Jones will take Instant Karma Portraits of attendees. Event coincides with ART@SDC Third Thursday Open Galleries. In celebration, complementary Cadillac Demitri's Margaritas will be served.
The installation is divided into three sections:
1) Over 300 4” x 6” prints of Polaroid portraits from the ongoing series Instant Karma Portraits will run along either wall, unframed, in long horizontal strips. Photo subjects include Obama Administration’s smaART Power program Jones collected working in Karachi, Pakistan and his home, New York.
2) In the middle of the gallery, a map of Karachi, Pakistan is projected on the floor. Mapped onto this will be short videos from the Karachi Notes series. Multiple headsets will be available to listen while viewing the videos.
3) A sound piece will be located in a dark booth area in the rear of the space for two people to sit: on the floor is an illustration, which is revealed by a top-mounted, slowly revolving ultraviolet spotlight.
Jones' films and media art projects have been presented at the Museum of Modern Art, London's Tate Gallery and numerous media festivals and broadcast outlets internationally. Jones works in a variety of genres, including fiction, documentary and music-related pieces, where his unique sense of humor and dynamic style of directing, animation and editing has gained him notice among music aficionados, film critics and media scholars.
Jones is best known for for his innovation in the art of audio/visual mixing. His live mixes have been performed in collaboration with musicians and artists including Soundlab, DJ Spooky That Subliminal Kid, Phillip Virus with Alec Empire, Teleseen, Amiri Baraka, Femmes with Fatal Breaks, and Anti-Pop Consortium. He lives and works in New York City.