A video installation by Jody Sweitzer
June 10 – August 26, 2011
International House Video Lounge
3701 Chestnut Street, first floor, Philadelphia, PA
Opening reception: Friday, June 17, 2011, 6 – 8 pm
InLiquid presents Monologue Series, an installation of videos by Jody Sweitzer at the International House Video Lounge. The exhibition will be on view from June 10 through August 26, 2011. There will be a reception for the artist on Friday, June 17, 2011 from 6 to 8 pm.
Monologue Series is a series of narratives that investigate the depths of human emotions, our
individual moral decisions, and the ethical choices we make that in turn manifests the world that surrounds us. Sweitzer attempts with an intimate 4-5 minute one-way conversation with the viewer to seductively question the choices they have made.
The Monologue Series was created with a pixel vision camera and is intended to be viewed up close and in person. Aside from the actual process of the viewer sitting in the booth and listening to the video through the receiver, they are asked to write down on a pad inside the booth, their thoughts of what they are viewing. Every third day, Sweitzer will tape the paper responses to the exterior of the booth, which will transform the external landscape of the booth to a 3-D conversation. Three videos will be featured:
I love you (6min., 2004)
– This piece seduces the viewer into understanding that their participation with the artwork is vitally important to its existence.
Lie to me (4min., 2005)
– This piece allows the viewer to contemplate what a lie really is and who does it truly benefit.
Let it go (4min., 2006)
– This piece allows the viewer to question are need for material and emotional baggage.
Jody Sweitzer is a mixed-media sculptor who received her BFA from the University of the Arts and her MFA from the University of Pennsylvania. She is an active member of the Nexus gallery, the curator for the Off the Wall gallery, a volunteer art teacher at two after school programs, a Professor at the University of the Arts Pre-college program and the Arts Editor for the quarterly arts publication XConnect.