Jacob Ciocci at Interstate Projects


Jacob Ciocci, Jacob's Year, 9/11, Unbox Perfect Sleep (2015)

Jacob Ciocci’s new exhibition at Interstate Projects could easily be mistaken as a study of banality and irony. However, as one begins to take in the myriad of symbols, text, and sound throughout the exhibition, one will find Ciocci is more interested in exploring empathy and vulnerability. Though he has been a fixture in net art, experimental animation, and art rock scenes for many years, the exhibition cements Ciocci’s work at the vanguard of dealing with the weight of user generated content within contemporary image-obsessed culture.