[ISEA97] Artist Statement: Tammy Knipp – Case Study #118

Artist Statement

19″ video monitors were placed behind 2 pre-existing utility closets, separated by a 4-door glass entrance. Beginning behind the left closet door (monitor), a female body seemingly trapped in an enclosed container under water appears on the video screen. Struggling in search for an escape, she suddenly reappeared behind the right closet door (monitor) — giving the illusion she has traveled throughout the open space of the glass-pane doors. As she continues traveling back and forth, passersby enter the lobby. The frantic figure captures their peripheral consciousness—temporarily interrupting their mundane routine.

  • Tammy Knipp (U.S.A.) is an artist and Assistant Professor at Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL. She holds a M.F.A. in Imaging and Digital Arts from the University of Maryland Baltimore County, Baltimore, Maryland (1996) and a M.F.A in Sculpture from Washington University, St. Louis, Mi5510 (1987).She was a 1995-1996 fellow recipient of Art Matters, and was awarded a Carole Fielding Grant from The University Film and Video Association. Her work was exhib­ited at SIGGRAPH ’97 Ortgoings, Fine Arts Gallery, Los Angeles,CA. She will also be presenting her work and a paper entitled Reality Virtually Perceived at CAA (College Art Association 86th. Annual Conference) Toronto, Canada, February 25-28,1998. Her work has been shown in New York City, Indianapolis, IN, Austin, TX, Cleveland, OH, Kansas City, MO, Mesa, AZ and at the Alexandria Museum of Art, Alexandria, LA and at the Boca Raton Museum of Art, Boca Raton, FL. Through interdisciplinary approaches, she creates video kinetic sculpture installations whereby multi-sensory experiences are created.