Jody Zellen


The Waking Dream

“The Waking Dream” is an animation that features simple shapes and stick figures that when seen together form a larger narrative about the trials and tribulations of life.
“The Waking Dream” looks forward and back. It is a low tech realization of a high tech world. The animation explores the relationship of an imagined past and future, taking into consideration the years of the pandemic and the effects of isolation.

Photo News 

Photo News began as a daily Instagram project consisting of the posting of a collage of headlines and news images created each morning from the digital version of the daily newspapers resulting in montages that poetically references the goings on of the day. The video “Photo News” juxtaposes four years of these images.

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Jody Zellen is a Los Angeles based artist who works in many media simultaneously. She makes interactive installations, app art, net art, drawings, paintings, photographs, public art, and artists’ books. She constantly thinks about ways to use new technologies and to integrate interactivity into her artworks. While Zellen’s work engages with technology, she also still makes things by hand. To that end she draws and paints as well as creates animations and augmented reality experiences.

Artist Location: Santa Monica, CA

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