JACOB RIDDLE, Artist
Rendered video made for the HAiKw/ Toril Johannessen INTERPRETATIONS project at Rod Bianco Gallery, fall of 2016
w/ Jacob Riddle – INTERPRETATIONS – w/ Toril Johannessen – SS 17
We invited Jacob to join us on the project Unlearning – Interpretations which started with the fabric designs of Toril Johannessen. Read more about the full project here. Jacob took Toril´s design files and where she went on to have them printed on fabric at the factory GTP in Ghana, he explored their life in the virtual. He rendered videos that shows fabrics falling through space, temporarily covering symbols and signs on the way down, right, left or up. The videos were shown in combination with fabrics, clothing, sculptures on mirror tables. We wanted to expand the real into the virtual and let the physical objects like souvenir hats and t-shirts for sale extend their life through mirrors and tv-monitors. Read more about Jacob Riddle and our first collaboration below. www.thisisjacobriddle.com
Photos and renderings made for the HAiKw/ TOTAL project at Bergen Kunsthall Upstairs 2014
w/ Jacob Riddle – HAiKw/ Bergen Kunsthall Upstairs – Total Dress – AW15 – SS16
HAiKw/ met Jacob Riddle in Bergen, Norway, in the fall of 2014 at Bergen Kunsthall Upstairs. Jacob was in Bergen for a month long residency at Flaggfabrikken. Together with model Synne Bønes they explored HAiKw/ Total Dress concept. Jacob Riddle’s work abandons the almost universal hierarchical form of organisation and it`s inherent ties to value. The differentiation between image and object, representation and actual, physical and virtual, reality and actuality become arbitrary. Working this way Jacob doesn’t create in the physical or the virtual but instead forms a hybrid studio space not differentiating between physical and virtual. Recent Exhibitions include Input/Output at Sycamore Gallery, Cincinnati, OH; Warsaw Photo Days at Dom Funkcjonalny, Warsaw Poland; ADJUNCT APPPENDIX, Light Work, Syracuse, NY; Galleri Christinegaard, Bergen, Norway; and has a forthcoming solo exhibition at Neon Contemporary Findlay, Ohio. Jacob was also recently Artist in Residence at Flaggfabriken in Bergen Norway and Arteles in Haukijärvi, Finland. Riddle was born 1988, Ohio, US and is currently pursuing MFA in Syracuse, NY.