[ISEA95] Artist Statement: Jill Scott — Frontiers of Utopia

Artist Statement

Frontiers of Utopia allows viewers to become interactive time travelers. It presents the politics of the ideal society from the points of view of eight female characters from the 1900’s, 1930’s, 1960’s and the 1990’s. By illustrating the various moods, criticisms and attitudes toward Utopia, the work presents a rich tapestry of ideas, attitudes, locations and historical perspectives. The viewer can speak to the virtual characters and can attend a virtual dinner party where all the characters and their personal objects are available for comparison.

  • Jill Scott (Australia) has a Degree in Film Art and Design and an Interdisciplinary Masters Degree. She has lectured in New Media at the University of New South Wales (Australia) and exhibited video installations in the USA, Europe and Japan. She is currently guest professor at the Art Academy in Saarbrucken (Germany).