art works

For While

[ experimental video, 2 min ] Inspired by Emma Lazarus’s famed poem welcoming immigrants to the United States, this experimental video short captures small moments of humanity within the quotidian carriage of the…

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Yestermorrow

[ Solo exhibition ] Juxtaposing the byproducts of yesterday to the promise of tomorrow, Yestermorrow conjures in-between spaces and states that are at once familiar yet estranged. In this new series, Irish explores the increasingly…

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digital prints
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Surfaces

[digital C prints ] Surfaces is a collection of modern typologies from five differnt cities on four continents. Flattened in perspective and including only the fenestration of the building surface, the visual effect is…

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abandoned business
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Four Walls

[ Video loop ] A silent tour of failed businesses, this moving image loop pulls the viewer away successively back and downward. Decayed interiors mix with shiny new storefronts, positing a sense of…

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Between / Everyday

[ Solo exhibition ] “Between / Everyday,” this site specific installation of video projections that explore new ways to visualize and construct both the ideology and experience of the built environment. In the…

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Surround

[ Site-specific video installation ] Surround layers reflections of the natural environment within a sunless corridor of Lower Manhattan in this site-specific installation. The imagery was shot over glass, making the shifting natural environment…

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Seams

[ Interactive installation ] Seams is an interactive video installation, using ultrasonic sensors detect the direction and range of the viewers movement to control the moving image. Installed in a public space, the…

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Level

[ four-channel video installation ] Within a seductive embrace of banal, quotidian spaces, Level reveals a public space that feels private. The city becomes a mirror for the moment of 2005: suppressed, conflicted,…

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Lightness

[ video loop ] Modernism is the matrix through which this city is described; a moving image loop that proposes a new urban space through the vertical density that spans several continents. Exhibited…

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Two Planes

[ video installation ] How does a city mourn, rebuild itself? Two Planes is a post-9/11 moving image meditation on the desire to undo loss. The corner installation play with the juncture between architectural…

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Inflat-o-scape

[ Experimental website ] Inflat-o-scape is an experimental web project that explores architecture, technology, economy and other things that go BOOM. Awarded a Creative Capital Artist grant, 2000.

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Rooves

[ digital C prints ] Rooves is a photographic series which presents the mundane, changing and unnoticed communications infrastructures flattened as an abstracted landscape through a mechanically split image plane.

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Signs

[ digital C prints ] Signs is photographic series which examines the physical and cultural landscape of Los Angeles – namely, how Los Angeles is described to itself. Jessica Irish indicts the dysfunctions of…

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installation view
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Con Cave

[ Site-specific video installation ] Con Cave is an ironic commentary on the architectural and power dynamics within a window into the common bathrooms within the former Lincoln Heights City Jail. Lincoln Heights City…

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art works, collaborations

Electronic Corpse

[ A four-channel video sculpture ] Inspired by the Surrealist practice of the Exquisite Corpse, I collaborated with three then-UCSB students Josh Churchill, Jessica D’Elena and Robert Lee to generate four tracks of…

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installation image
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Lap

[ mixed-media installation ] Designed to simulate a masturbatory reflection on virtual conversation and corporal space, Lap questions the role of information technology to the body and as a means of communication. The…

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installation view
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Projection

[ Two-channel video installation ] Projection presents two video landscapes which occupy the same surface in a power struggle to define our relationship to the natural landscape. The large projection is a re-constructed nature…

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Kiss
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Early Videos

[ experimental video shorts ] These are among my earliest video works, experimenting with how to combine image & text in a poetic form. The quality is poor, as they were cut using Hi-8…

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