why does jen do what she does?

I am always attempting to work outside structures and systems, corrupting the way we typically view a situation, person or emotion. I question structures of authority and public order and our willingness to regulate ourselves for a perceived sense of safety. I question the self and society-made structures that exist and why we choose them. These questions cause me to enact integrationist and interventionist tactics that put my actions and my work within a public space. These are typically enacted without permission but also without causing harm.

Decisions and Awareness

Although my stance is anti-authoritarian, this comes with an understanding and respect for other people and their comfort. I work outside structures in public in order to make a person consider an action or object without being immediately aware that they are encountering an artwork. By having an awareness of myself in the public space and all the other parts of life that fall into place around me, I alter my approach to the space in such a way that might jar the standard expectation of how a person is supposed to experience a space.

The End Result and Process

The entire artwork may have an end result of a drawing or an object, but I see the piece in its entirety. It is the decision to act, the action in space. It is also the writing and talking about the action, any research, posts, comments, blogs, and images related to the piece. Finally, it is whatever final image or object that takes form.