Humanizing Art & Technology

Jeffu Warmouth

USA

Jeffu Warmouth

USA

Biography

Jeffu Warmouth was born in California in 1970, and lives & works in Massachusetts. He received a BA from the University of Michigan in 1992, and an MFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University in 1997. He is Professor of Communications Media & Game Design at Fitchburg State University. Warmouth’s artwork has shown internationally, including Art on the Marquee, Boston, MA; DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, MA; MicroCineFest, Baltimore, MD; John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI; Flux Factory, New York; Experimenta Media Arts, Melbourne, Australia; and the 404 Festival of Art & Technology, Rosario, Argentina. In 2014, the Fitchburg Art Museum in Massachusetts hosted his mid-career retrospective Jeffu Warmouth: NO MORE FUNNY STUFF. His work has been featured and reviewed in numerous publications including Photography and Humour, Exploring Color Photography, Boston Globe, Boston Herald, Lowell Sun, Worcester Magazine, PBS, and National Public Radio.

 

ARTWORK

Urgent Blowout
Video animation

A ten-foot wide inflatable head, hollowed out and filled with dozens of smaller fabric heads, sewn from 3D photographic scans of the artist. Urgent Blowout amplifies our desire to fill, inflate, and replicate ourselves; we float around aimlessly bumping in one another, changing course based on wind currents, Black Friday sales, foreign influence, and cat GIFs; we may not know where we’re going, but we remain desperate to get there quickly. This is a physical sculpture — but also a non-interactive looping video artwork.

Link to artwork:

http://jeffu.tv/urgentblowout/