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Jessica Arseneau

Jessica Arseneau's artistic practice is multidisciplinary, however video projection is usually the starting point for an installation accompanied by sound, texts, lights and photographs to construct an atmospheric space. For her work, she examines, among other things, how technological progress shapes the human experience and transforms the natural rhythms. She draws on science fiction narratives, mythologies, the imagination of the future and critical observations that she activates in the various components of the work.
 The atmospheric nature of the exhibition space is used so that it acquires its own temporality. Artificial and natural light as much as darkness, both as medium and image is a subject of continuous exploration. It contributes to the enveloping atmosphere which often has a poetic and cinematic character in a broad sense. Poetry carries a structure of rationality within the work or exhibition space and acts as a catalyst for conceptual and formal elements.

Originally from Tilley Road in the Acadian Peninsula, she holds a bachelor of Fine Arts at Université de Moncton in 2011 and a master in Media Arts (German Media Art Diploma) with distinction at the Academy of Fine Arts Leipzig (HGB) in 2020. Her solo exhibitions include among others Soleil immobile at Motoco, Mulhouse, Surrounding Uncaring Skies at Galerie d'art Louise-et-Reuben-Cohen, Moncton, The Screen Under My Eyelids at Helmut, Leipzig, and Nothing but a Constant Glow at Spinnerei Archiv Massiv, Leipzig, 2020.

Her work has been exhibited at Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin, Bandung Photography Triennale, Bandung, Galerie der HFBK, Hamburg, Ringlokschuppen Ruhr, Mülheim, D21 Kunstraum, Leipzig, Festival 9ph, Lyon, Friche la Belle de Mai, Marseille, Traverse Vidéo, Toulouse, Fonderie Darling, Montreal, Galerie Sans Nom, Moncton and a&o Kunsthalle Leipzig.

Since 2021, she is part of the artists' collective ΔDELTA