Daata Editions presents …
Anhedonia, 2017 by Jacky Connolly
NADA New York, March 2–5, 2017 (Booth 1.03)
Skylight Clarkson North, 572 Washington St. New York, NY 10014
VIP Preview by Invitation: Thursday, March 2, 12–2pm
Opening Preview by Invitation: Thursday, March 2, 2–4pm
Chrissie Iles, Anne and Joel Ehrenkranz Curator, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York and Jacky Connolly in Conversation at the NADA Auditorium: Saturday, March 4, 3–3.45pm
Jacky Connolly, Anhedonia, 2017 (a New Daata Editions Artist Commission)
In Anhedonia (2017), a machinima film in six parts, Jacky Connolly turns her filmmaking practice towards a mysterious group home in the virtual American South. Several avatars live in three small buildings near the town’s railroad yard, where their lives are punctuated by hours spent in front of a screen. Images from elsewhere begin to intrude with mounting intensity, as the boundaries of the film are fractured by the characters’ visual and auditory hallucinations. These moments of psychosis give insight into the characters’ shared histories, as well as the dissociative atmosphere of their cultural landscape.
Jacky Connolly (b. 1990, Lower Hudson Valley, USA) is an artist and filmmaker based in New York. Connolly’s film works are indebted to cinematic and literary genre influences, as well as an innovative use of machinima technique for imaginative world-making and storytelling. She recently completed Hudson Valley Ruins (2016), a 30-minute machinima film created in a life simulation computer game.
Jacky Connolly’s commissioned artworks for Daata can be viewed and acquired online. There are 6 works available in chapters: 1. Anhedonia, 2. Anemia, 3. Alexithymia, 4. Amygdala, 5. Anorexia, 6. Amnesia, each in an edition of 26, of which 20 are for sale. An additional composite feature version (screened daily at NADA) is available for art Institutional acquisition and international film screenings. http://daata-editions.com
Chrissie Iles will be in conversation with Jacky Connolly on Saturday March 4 at 3pm in the NADA New York auditorium space, introduced by David Gryn of Daata Editions. Chrissie Iles is the Anne and Joel Ehrenkranz curator at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, and her recent curatorial exhibition was “Dreamlands: Immersive Cinema and Art, 1905–2016”. http://whitney.org/
The New Art Dealers Alliance (NADA) is the definitive non-profit arts organization dedicated to the cultivation, support, and advancement of new voices in contemporary art. Daata Editions is collaborating with NADA as a Cultural Partner. https://www.newartdealers.org/
Image: Anhedonia by Jacky Connolly, 2017 (courtesy of artist and Daata Editions)