mobile
collaborations

Urban Research Toolkit

[ Web/mobile platform for spatial research ] The Urban Research Toolkit (URT) prototyped an open-source, online mapping platform for cooperative research within a user-friendly interface across thematic layers of urban locations. Designed as…

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art works

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
art works

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
art works

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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art works

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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art works

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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collaborations

Traversing the City

[ installation ] Can a combination of photographs, maps, and census data begin to tell a story about a city?  Can the photographic perceptions illuminate the cities history, demography and possible future? What…

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art works

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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website
collaborations

Turning from the Millennium

[ Interactive documentary ] An interactive exploration of South Central LA and Echo Park, two historic neighborhoods which have experienced radical demographic shifts, social upheaval, big city politics. A collaboration with OnRamp Arts,…

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art works

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.

art works

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
art works

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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