ESRC Digital Good Network

Jeanne Jo

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About

Jeanne Jo (JEE-nee JOH) is an American visual artist and filmmaker who works in single-channel and multi-channel narrative film, large-scale video installation, and durational performance. Blurring the lines between cinema and performance art, she draws from programmatic languages, media theory, and her personal history to create work that investigates power dynamics, interpersonal relationships, and physical and emotional vulnerability. Her work has been widely exhibited, including at the Slamdance Film Festival, Scream Queens Film Festival Tokyo (Winner: Audience Award, 2016), and the Southern Utah Museum of Art (solo exhibition, 2022). She has an MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and a PhD from the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts.

Website: www.jeannejo.com

Residency Plans

My residency will be focused on hypothesizing and expounding upon a perceived near-future digital identity that is a blend of present-day facts and speculative fiction. Within this imagined world, how will one’s online identity act as an anchor to their past selves? Themes may include: surveillance, erasure, vulnerability, privilege.