Scenic Jogging features Mayer chasing projected images of typical screensavers such as idyllic meadows and mountainscapes. These images are embellished by design programs to be more attractive to appeal to our primal desire to be outside rather than in front of a computer or in ugly urban landscapes. Even if Mayer were to ever catch up her object of desire, she will find it never existed in the first place, and she has been chasing the unattainable.
Scenic Jogging was made in 2010 and has been screened at:
Play Creative Biennial,Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Youtube Creative Biennial, NY; Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice, Italy; Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao, Spain; Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin, Germany.
INDUSTRIAL 59, National Center for Contemporary Art, Ekaterinburg, Russia.
Optic Nerve XXI, Contemporary Museum of Art, Miami, FL.
de La Cruz Collection Contemporary Art Space, Miami, FL.
Fabric Workshop & Museum, Philiadelphia, PA.
Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL.
Flux Video show in Cooper Design Space in Downtown Los Angeles, CA.
AKTIONSART on an outdoor theatre screen in Midtown NYC (aktionsart.org)
by Jillian Mayer
Produced by Lucas Leyva
Director of Photography: Joaquin Escobar
Camera Assistant: Enrique Fernandez
Music sampled: J-LEP, Tara Long, Rachel's
Special Thanks: Jonathan David Kane
Created with the support of the Borscht Film Festival
Shot on location in Wynwood (Miami, FL, USA)
"Now, here, you see, it takes all the running you can do, to keep in the same place.” - The Red Queen.
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