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Sea Gem Vacation Installation

Installation of (7) 36" x 24" archival inkjet prints, (2) 36" x 24" embossed archival inkjet prints, and shelving.

Honeymoon Installation

Archival inkjet print, single-channel video sculpture, embossed archival inkjet prints

I Thought I Saw the Shoreline

Installation of (5) artist books.

House on 27th Way Before Moving

Single-channel video sculpture.

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Baltimore City

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Julia Clouser (b. 1992 Clearwater, Florida) is a conceptual, multidisciplinary artist based in Baltimore, MD. She depicts the perception or failed perception of moments in their natural context, and how this can expose the tension between the familiar fading and the unfamiliar appearing through the use to photography, video, and text related sources. Clouser is currently a resident artist at the Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower and teaches courses in Color Theory at Carroll Community College. She completed her... more

Sea Gem Vacation

The imagery used in Sea Gem Vacation, a series of archival inkjet prints, is appropriated from my grandfather’s standard 8mm family films shot in Florida throughout the 60s and 70s. These films were shot on a camera that accidentally exposed the film outside of its standardized frame, creating moments existing in the film’s margins. By scanning and enlarging the spaces in between the its sprocket holes, where the image has bled out of the frame, I am also creating a space for overlooked moments to be noticed within a project that requires the labor of reading images. In the juxtaposition of showing Sea Gem Vacation with House on 27th Way Just Before Moving, I am decisively challenging the mechanisms behind the construction of meaning and memory by unfolding formal connections. By exposing the tension between still photography and the cinematic experience of moving images, between the physical and psychological, between the familiar fading away and the unfamiliar appearing, these two works explore temporality by questioning how sequence and repetition influence our cognitive memory and sensual experiences.

  • Sea Gem Vacation Installation

    Installation of (7) 36" x 24" archival inkjet prints, (2) 36" x 24" embossed archival inkjet prints, and shelving.
  • Sea Gem Vacation Installation

    Installation of (7) 36" x 24" archival inkjet prints, (2) 36" x 24" embossed archival inkjet prints, and shelving.
  • Sea Gem Vacation Installation

    Installation of (7) 36" x 24" archival inkjet prints, (2) 36" x 24" embossed archival inkjet prints, and shelving.
  • Sea Gem Vacation Installation

    Installation of (7) 36" x 24" archival inkjet prints, (2) 36" x 24" embossed archival inkjet prints, and shelving.
  • Sea Gem Vacation Installation

    Installation of (7) 36" x 24" archival inkjet prints, (2) 36" x 24" embossed archival inkjet prints, and shelving.

House on 27th Way Just Before Moving

The imagery used in House on 27th Way Just Before Moving, a single-channel video sculpture, is appropriated from my grandfather’s standard 8mm family films shot in Florida throughout the 60s and 70s. These films were shot on a camera that accidentally exposed the film outside of its standardized frame, creating moments existing in the film’s margins. By scanning and enlarging the spaces in between the its sprocket holes, where the image has bled out of the frame, I am also creating a space for overlooked moments to be noticed within a project that requires the labor of reading images.

In the juxtaposition of showing House on 27th Way Just Before Moving with Sea Gem Vacation, I am decisively challenging the mechanisms behind the construction of meaning and memory by unfolding formal connections. By exposing the tension between still photography and the cinematic experience of moving images, between the physical and psychological, between the familiar fading away and the unfamiliar appearing, these two works explore temporality by questioning how sequence and repetition influence our cognitive memory and sensual experiences.

I Thought I Saw the Shoreline

Artist books made from digitized 8mm films. (work in progress)

Honeymoon Installation

Installation of (1) archival inkjet print, (1) single-channel video sculpture, (2) embossed archival inkjet prints using appropriated imagery from my grandfather's standard 8mm films shot in Florida throughout the 60s and 70s.

Honeymoon attempts to understand how we perceive or fail to perceive moments in their natural context, and how this can open up a space to experience beauty in the unexpected. Focusing on the content that occupies our peripherals, these works function as a beginning to the act of seeing and my own attempt at remembering the once familiar.

Knees to Chest

Inkjet prints on organza, single-channel video.

How can one preserve something that is not there anymore, or never was? How is it possible to retain the memory of something that has vanished, or was made to vanish? This is an investigation of the area between the tangible and ethereal. I’ve created a space for hidden and overlooked moments to exist and be recollected. Text from personal writings wrap around suspended imagery and eventually disappear. By printing the images on transparent fabric, they act as a mirage and change appearance depending on the viewer’s sight lines. Each viewer is able to create their own experience by choosing different paths through the fabric, similar to the function of one’s memory.

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