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JACOLBY SATTERWHITE

"COUNTRY BALL"

‘Reifying Desire 2 / Country Ball 1989 – 2012 intersection’ video and 3D animation installation threads three different digital spaces conceptually together.

Country Ball conceptualizes and appropriates camcorder footage of my family mothers day bbq in 1989. The camcorder footage documents cultural, animistic and gender/sexuality spaces simultaneously. The 3D animation is an appropriated response to the camcorder footage revisitng key aspects of that footage in a futurist aesthetic.

Reifying Desire 2 is a re-performed version of the camcorder footage in the northern woodlands of upstate New York. Queering and reclaiming a personal mythology as a auto-ritual

ARTIST BIO

Jacolby Satterwhite’s conceptual practice confronts issues such as labor, consumption, sexual preference, and fantasy though vibrantly immersive installation, virtual reality, digital media, sculpture, paitning, illustration, photography, writing, dance and performance.

 

Citing queer theory, modernism, video games, Vogueing, memory, mythology and his late mother’s drawings as references, Jacolby’s work has been presented in the Museum of Contemporary in Chicago, Foundation Louis Vuitton in Paris, New Museum, Public Art Fund, San Francisco Museum of Art, and the Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia amongst others. His pieces are in the permanent collections of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Helsinki, Museum of Modern Art New York, Studio Museum in Harlem, and the Whitney Museum of American Art. He was awarded the United States Artist Francie Bishop Good & David Horvitz Fellowship in 2016. He received his MFA from the University of Pennsylvania. He lives and works in New York.  

WHAT DREW YOU TO FLUTTER?

I was drawn to this project because I needed a context to play with lighter themes and give myself balance from the aggressive darker narratives in my current work. 

WHAT DOES PLAYDATE MEAN TO YOU?

The ability to be present and mindful is a playdate for me.

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