Freight + Volume presents One-Week Walden, a video piece by interdisciplinary artist Jennifer Sullivan, a journal of her attempt to create a Walden-like experience in upstate New York during a week-long stay in a pop-up camper parked in her father’s backyard. In the process of realizing the implausibility of this endeavor, Sullivan tells a story about her feelings and thoughts during the experiment, and creates improvised dramatizations (and dance sequences) drawn from fantasies of what she had hoped would happen.
In addition to video, Sullivan creates performance, painting, installation and projects which combine all of these elements. Born in Albany, NY, Sullivan currently lives and works in Ridgewood, NY. She earned an MFA in Fine Arts from Parsons in 2005, and a BFA from Pratt Institute. Sullivan has exhibited widely, including exhibitions, performances, and screenings at sites such as The Kitchen, PS1 Contemporary Art Center, NADA, and the New Museum in New York; and Raid Projects and Telic Arts Exchange in Los Angeles. Her videos, including “One-Week Walden”, are included in the collection of the Geisel Library at the University of California at San Diego. Sullivan has participated in residencies at Oxbow in Michigan and Voom HD Lab in NYC. This fall, she will be an artist-in-residence at Yaddo in Saratoga Springs, NY.