Infinite Expansion of Rubber Band Mansion Opening Nov. 4 at ICA

The Infinite Expansion of the Bungee Mansion is an exhibition of new works by multimedia artist Jamie Isenstein, in which she offers a “disco-centric” model of the universe through new sculptures and videos (using maps, clocks, candles and lamps) .

Throughout his work, Isenstein plays with the push and pull between belief and fact, magic and science, artifice and nature, life and death to ask questions about perception, nature of reality and the way most humans understand their own existence and things. around them.

Despite previous theories to the contrary, Isenstein’s model denies the idea that humans are a tiny speck in an unfathomable vast unknown and are in fact the center of the universe and the source from which all space emanates. time and existence.

In this conception of the universe, each human is his own planet: rotating on himself, creating his own constellations. As in Einstein’s universe, in Isenstein’s universe, time is still relative, but it is not neutral; rather, it is controlled by humans.

The ICA presents a body of new solo works, including new video installations commissioned with UTC students, by Jamie Isenstein, with an exhibition essay by Dr. Isabelle Loring Wallace.

This exhibition proudly features all new works since Isenstein’s move to Portland, OR New York, and two new video installations – a 12-channel video titled Candle Clock and a 2 channel video titled Unlimited Ping Pong (yawn)–were commissioned by ICA from UTC in 2022 and created with UTC students and local Chattanoogans.

Bungee Mansion Infinite Expansion

  • New works by Jamie Isenstein
  • November 4-December 16, 2022

Artist talk + Vernissage

  • friday november 4
  • 5 p.m. Artist Talk, Benwood Auditorium
  • 6-8pm Reception, ICA Galleries

Jamie Isenstein’s multimedia work addresses questions around perception, subjectivity and the slippery nature of human and non-human existence. In his often humorous work, the differences between fact and fiction, subject and object, and life and death are often blurred.

Whether using sculpture, video, performance, painting or photography to convey his intentions, at the heart of Isenstein’s work is a desire to probe the formation of knowledge, how we come to understand our world and what it means to be human in today’s world. economic system.

Isenstein’s work was recently exhibited at the Manif d’Art, La Biennale de Québec, Canada. She has also exhibited her work at NYU’s Institute of Fine Arts in New York; The Whitney Museum of Art in New York; The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield CT; Atlanta Contemporary in Atlanta, Georgia; the South London Gallery, London, UK and the South Eastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA), Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Isenstein holds a BA from Reed College, Portland (1998) and an MFA from Columbia University (2004). His work is held in the permanent collection of the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, and the Museum of Modern Art, New York. Reviews of Isenstein’s work have appeared in publications such as New York Times, Contemporary, Art in America, and modern painters, among others. She lives and works in Portland, Oregon.

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