Author: jmrozman

Julie Rozman

Philosophically, politically, and conceptually, I’m pursuing forms of resistance to and negation of particular qualities that mark our lives – most notably its constant demands for reason and accompanying fast pace. Absurdity, play, arbitrariness, randomness, the non-rational, the non-logical, and slowness are important.

Aesthetically, I have tendencies toward a minimal and subtle visual aesthetic, poetic language, minimalism of ideas and vocabulary, quietness, stillness, low chroma, the water, landscape, abstraction, the sublime.

My research has been on situation-specificity as site-specificity, ontologies and blurred boundaries, and embodied experience.

Lots of images in addition to the words.

Image from project: Of a ship: let looking be as drinking, for a clear western sky, darkening by fractions over miles beyond sunset, video loops and archival inkjet prints, length and size variable, 2013-2014

Image from project: Of a ship: let looking be as drinking, for a clear western sky,
darkening by fractions over miles beyond sunset, video loops and archival inkjet prints,
length and size variable, 2013-2014

Composite of images: Of a ship: let looking be as drinking, for a clear western sky, darkening by fractions over miles beyond sunset, video loops and archival inkjet prints, length and size variable, 2013-2014.

Composite of images: Of a ship: let looking be as drinking, for a clear western sky,
darkening by fractions over miles beyond sunset, video loops and archival inkjet prints,
length and size variable, 2013-2014.

Other recent work to give a broader sense of my creative output:

Untitled (Egg Piece, May 2013), archival inkjet print, 24"x15", 2013.

Untitled (Egg Piece, May 2013), archival inkjet print, 24″x15″, 2013.

Untitled (Two Mornings), archival inkjet print, 24"x18", 2013.

Untitled (Two Mornings), archival inkjet print, 24″x18″, 2013.

from An Inadequate Demonstration of Brownian Motion, archival inkjet print, 2013-2014.

from An Inadequate Demonstration of Brownian Motion, archival inkjet print, 2013-2014.

from An Inadequate Demonstration of Brownian Motion, archival inkjet print, 2013-2014. Series of 36 images.

from An Inadequate Demonstration of Brownian Motion, archival inkjet print, 2013-2014. Series of 36 images.

Untitled (121103 Ashtabula), 34-minute video loop, installation variable, 2012.

Untitled (121103 Ashtabula), 34-minute video loop, installation variable, 2012.

Untitled (four hours of a perfect silver sky outside my studio window), Buffalo, New York, 25 January 2013, four hour video loop, installation variable, 2013.

Untitled (four hours of a perfect silver sky outside my studio window), Buffalo, New
York, 25 January 2013, four hour video loop, installation variable, 2013.

 

I’ve organized and curated an exhibition called Yoko Ono Fan Club which is another way of forwarding and exploring a constellation of concepts that overlaps heavily with the aforementioned. The submissions include a range of performance documentation, objects, manifestos, wordplay, installations, scores, instructions, and performances, and challenge boundaries among ideas of what’s serious, silly, absurd, everyday, or surreal. The show is on view through March 29, 2014, in the Visual Studies Gallery – 2nd floor of the CFA.

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