Statement

With a professional background in museum archives, I am invested in creating work about people, places, and events that have a conflicted history. Digging through public and private archives, I conduct long-term investigations of historical and personal events based on the interpretation of facts, which often changes by the person doing the narration. I reinterpret these stories with the use of photography, video, archival resources, and objects constructed from everyday materials. These images and installations act as a catalyst for a fantastical exploration of the psychology that one attaches to memory and place, putting particular emphasis on the role of women in these histories. Through humor and tragedy I create a new way of re-evaluating life, death, and the mythology of our own history.

email: thejessicaharvey@gmail.com