|JENNIDA CHASE (USA), In Dreams of Others, 2015
In Dreams of Others is a meta-fiction created by S/N, and is the first in a series of location responsive performances. The first location explored is a rural setting on the eastern banks of Lake Michigan. The performance seeks to question the sway of cognitive and relational impact that location implicates. The narrative is loosely based on creating a narrative within imagined rituals specific to environment, and operates as a fragmented representation of a rural family. The artists begin to inhabit a reality not their own, in the interest of pinpointing the reflection of space on identity. The investigation exists in two versions: as a four-channel installation, which seeks to include and envelop spectators into these mediated reflections as well as a single channel split frame screening version.
Jennida Chase bellongs to S/N Coalition, a transdisciplinary art group, which works extensively with, but not limited to, video, sound, animation, photography and mobile media. The exhibitions often include performative elements and mediated footage, pushing both experimental and conceptual ideas around media.
Coalition members include Jennida Chase and Hassan Pitts who crossed paths in 2007 while attending graduate school at Virginia Commonwealth University. The similar interest in documenting elements of their community resulted in working within similar environments and, thus a natural friendship and collaborative working relationship formed. They have been creating collaborative work since 2008. Their works have been exhibited and screened in North America, Europe and Asia in various festivals, galleries and museums including Hong Kong Art Fair, Pekin Fine Arts, DAS Weekend and the Freies Museum in Berlin.