Jill Taffet, Cosmic Installation

Digital Art/Film & Video/Installation/ Mixed Media, Public Art

Cosmic Ancestry, 2013, HD Video, Sound, 2 minutes, 6 seconds

Abiogenesis, 2015, HD Video, Sound, Interactive

Dots In Space, 2015, HD Video Loop

Artist's Biography

Jill Taffet is a media artist who employs digital animation to create immersive media installations and animated GIFS in order to explore ideas about motion, consciousness and perception.

She has exhibited her work nationally and internationally including The Unpainted Media Art Fair in Munich, The Last Brucennial in New York, Interrupting Entropy: Selections From The Betlach Collection in California and Time Loops: Meaning In Motion, at The Los Angeles Center for Digital Art. She has also exhibited at large public venues including InLight Richmond, an exhibition of light-based art, Art31 Culture Pop! at the Art & History Museum in Maitland Florida and at Light Assembly Verge Miami Beach, during Art Basel Miami.

In 2015 Taffet was selected to be an Artist-In-Residence at Harvestworks in New York where she created a new interactive video projection that premiered in New York March 2016 and is currently being shown in San Francisco. In 2016 she was an Artist in Residence at AICAD in DUMBO Brooklyn.

Taffet was awarded a MFA degree from San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI) and a BFA degree from Cooper Union For The Advancement in Science & Art in New York. She is currently a Professor at Ringling College of Art & Design. Previously she was Chair of Motion Media at Savannah College of Art & Design and Professor of Motion Design at Otis College of Art & Design in Los Angeles.

Artist's Statement

I bring static drawings to life in order to create varying perspectives on time, motion and consciousness.

By hand-drawing abstract biomorphic forms, I involve myself in personal and intimate ways with my work, intuitively connecting each individual image and then sequencing them to give them life and vitality as if they were sentient beings. Together these animated forms create a visual language that I mix and remix to create art that moves, lives and breathes in immersive and interactive ways.

Inspired by the mysteries of existence, I research scientific positions, experiments and theories, particularly relating to biology and the science of life. I explore what lies beyond the material world, perhaps to chance upon or even discover new ways of looking, thinking and experiencing the universe in which we live.