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Adriene Jenik – The Sky is Falling…


Sinopsis : “On Saturday November 12, 2016 I performed “THE SKY IS FALLING…”, the third in an ongoing series of performances that make up The Data Humanization Project. In THE SKY IS FALLING… I physically translate a contested number – the number of civilians killed as a result of drone strikes by the US military. The low estimate of civilian deaths by drone strikes recorded in Pakistan (since 2004), Yemen (since 2002) Somalia (since 2007) and Afghanistan (since 2015) totaled 616**” **stats from Bureau of Investigative Journalism

AJ_clayBio:  Adriene Jenik is an artist, educator and arts leader who resides in the southwestern United States. Her computer and media art spans several decades including pioneering work in interactive cinema and live telematic performance. Jenik’s artistic projects straddle and trouble the borders between art and popular culture. She was an early member of the Paper Tiger Television collective (1985-91) and a founding member of the Deep Dish TV Alternative Satellite network. Her video productions include the video short, “What’s the Difference Between a Yam & a Sweet Potato?” (with J. Evan Dunlap), and the award-winning live satellite TV broadcast, “EL NAFTAZTECA: Cyber- Aztec TV for 2000 A.D.” (with Guillermo Gómez-Peña and Roberto Sifuentes). ”MAUVE DESERT: A CD-ROM Translation” is Jenik’s internationally acclaimed interactive road movie based on the novel Le Désert mauve by French Canadian author Nicole Brossard. Her creative research project, DESKTOP THEATER (1997- 2002), was a series of live theatrical interventions and activities in public visual chat rooms developed with multi-media maven Lisa Brenneis. Her current research work in “data humanization” is in development.



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