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A Trap for Passing Flies

A Trap for Passing Flies

Editions available 5 of 5
Published: 2019
Number of Artist Proofs: 1
Resolution: 1920 × 1080 px
File Format: mp4
File Size: 147.0 MB
Duration: 1 min 59 sec

Drawing upon the Arts and Crafts movement and seapunk alike, Dolence combines traditional and digital design to explore experience within physical and virtual environments. Through her play with the vanity as subject and form, Dolence highlights how spaces have been gendered throughout history. Incorporating references that range across mythology, period film sets, and fictional literature, Dolence uses GIFs alongside physical objects to draw attention to the ways in which masculine power structures have often controlled domestic and cyberspaces alike. Created by an abundance of hyper-feminine color palettes, patterns, and furnishings, her surrealist installations emphasize the possibility for decoration and ornamentation to become tools for subversion. Dolence reminds us that feminists throughout history have challenged dominant forms of power through their influence over the appearance of domestic spaces. – Logan Acton, curator

Jessica Dolence

3 Artworks

Jessica Dolence (b. 1984) explores digital decoration and ornamentation in relationship to CyberFeminism and virtual interior design. Influenced by 20th Century historic cultural trends, period film sets, and Internet sub-genres, coloration and pattern design are used to talk about the spectrum o...

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