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Soliloquy

SD Video - 2015 - 03:58 min Courtesy of the artist In Soliloquy, 2015, I create a video dating profile for myself, in which I directly address viewers as potential suitors. An awkwardly self-conscious self-portrait, the video functions also as an audition tape for love. Made during a residency at the Lighthouse Works which is located on the fairly remote location of Fishers Island, NY, I layer and shuffle statements of self-description over somber footage of myself reading alone and gazing at the sea. The island becomes an oblique metaphor for solitude and the desire to connect. Jennifer Sullivan is a New York-based interdisciplinary artist. Solo exhibitions include Revenge Body at Five Car Garage, Los Angeles, CA (2016), House Cat at Arts + Leisure, New York, NY, (2015), Big Girl Paintings, Five Car Garage, Los Angeles, CA (2014), Adult Movie, Las Cienegas Projects, Los Angeles, CA (2011), and One-Week Walden, Freight + Volume, New York, NY (2010). Sullivan has also exhibited and performed in exhibitions at PS1, Essex Flowers, Pablo's Birthday, 247365, Klaus Von Nichtsaggend, and Arthouse. Awards include a fellowship at the Fine Arts Work Center, and residencies at Skowhegan, Ox-Bow, and Yaddo. Her work has been reviewed in the NY Times, Artforum.com, and Art Papers, and her videos are included in the Geisel Library collection at the University of California in San Diego.