Tuesday, April 1st, 2014· 765 Washington St New York, NY 10014
CoWorker Projects is pleased to present new animation and video from Jeremiah Teipen on Tuesday, April 1st starting at 7PM. Jeremiah Teipen’s work is concerned with the instances where virtual attributes extend into the physical world, where physical space is copied into virtual environments, and where biological and electronic elements overlap occupying the same “reality” simultaneously. The videos selected for the CoWorker Projectsscreening are part of a larger project titled "Ice Cubes Melting in a Plastic Cup" which, as an icon, signifies the relationship between natural and synthetic environments. The animations are created from the layering of thousands of pieces of found media scraped from the internet as the results of search queries. In this case the search was the title of the project. The results are highly compacted compositions that are unraveling due to their own weight of interconnectedness, where nothing can be categorized separately and each piece of media acts like a tile of a mosaic causing the whole to oscillate between fragmentation and amalgamation.
Born in Bloomington, Indiana, Jeremiah Teipen currently lives and works in Brooklyn. Teipen, received an MFA from the School of Visual Arts and a BFA from Columbus College of Art & Design, has been the recipient of several awards including grants from the Asian Cultural Council, SIGGRAPH, Seoul Foundation of Arts & Culture and Arts Council Korea. He has exhibited his work in the United States, Europe and Asia including shows at the Circulo De Bellas Artes, Madrid; Centro de Arte de Burgos; Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music; Gallery Factory, Seoul; Gwangju City Art Museum; Number 35 Gallery, New York; SUNY Purchase College, New York; with recent shows at Monmouth University, New Jersey and the Queens Museum, New York. For more information on Jeremiah Teipen please visit his website.