Alumni Spotlight Exhibition: Jesse Vincent – Other Than a Memory

Arcadia University’s Art Research Collaboration (ARC) Exhibition Program is pleased to present a new installation by Jesse Vincent ’11 for the fifth annual Alumni Spotlight Exhibition. On view in the University Commons Art Gallery through Jan. 16, 2017, “Other Than a Memory” combines video, sound, and sculptural elements to create an environment that questions the nature of remembering.Vincent’s lecture, “Emergency Crossover,” will survey her experiences as an artist since graduating from Arcadia. The event will take place on Sept. 29, from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. in the University Commons Great Room. A reception will follow immediately in the gallery upstairs where the public will be able to experience Vincent’s new work.

Jesse Vincent, image by Fran Eber.

For this installation, Vincent has constructed a light-tight cube within the exhibition space which houses five projected videos utilizing footage and sound recordings of her family gatherings. Upon entering the space the viewer is surrounded by the sights and sounds of innumerable graduations, weddings, birthdays and other events projected onto surfaces layered with small squares of sheer white fabric.

The immersiveness of the space, combined with the volume of shifting and overlapping images is meant to provide the viewer with the experience of inhabiting Vincent’s own mind as she attempts to retrieve a distinct, coherent record of her past.

Her process is confounded by the memories of redundant events, dreams, verbal accounts, and Vincent’s own subsequent viewing of these recorded moments, as well as by the organic degradation caused by the passage of time.