Jane Marsching
Since 2001
Works in United States of America

Jane D. Marsching is a mixed media artist, utilizing photography, digital imaging, kinetics, and new media to explore the relationships between science, culture, and representation in the last 150 years. She has had one person exhibitions in Boston, New York, Pittsburgh, and North Carolina, and had participated in numerous group exhibitions nationally in the last ten years. In 1999 she received a Massachusetts Cultural Council fellowship in Photography and in 2000 she received an Onandaga Cultural Council grant. She has taught in the Department of Art Media Studies at Syracuse University, Massachusetts College of Art, and University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Her reviews and criticism have been published in Art Papers, artsMedia, and Art New England. She recently curated an exhibition for the Photographic Resource Center in Boston, MA, Particle Accelerators, on the intersections of science, technology, and photography at the end of the millennium.
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Far Field: Digital Culture, Climate Change and the Poles--Panel as part of New Media Caucus at 2010 CAA Conference in Chicago

Tue Sep 15, 2009 00:00

United States of America

Call for Papers: Far Field: Digital Culture, Climate Change, and the Poles

Panel Chairs: Jane D. Marsching and Andrea Polli
Conference: CAA Chicago 2010 - NMC Affiliated Society Panel

Panel Abstract: Human understanding of the North and South Poles has been radically transformed by innovations in digital and networked technology, particularly in the last decade. The realities of the climate crisis have fueled new technologies in the fields of science, engineering, and art. This panel seeks to explore the transformation of cultural understandings of the unique position and rapidly changing environments of the North and South Poles through digital technology.

Timeline: Abstracts (max 600 words) and a brief bio due by September 15, 2009. Presenters will be notified by October 15, 2009. Final papers due January 15, 2010. Send abstracts and papers to jane@janemarschingcom & andrea@andreapollicom

Format: Presenters can propose brief lectures; media or artistic presentations or their own, or other artists’ work; or other acceptable suggestions. Detailed Panel Description PDF

CFP: Download at http://www.newmediacaucus.org/downloads/polli_marsching_cfp.pdf

Deadline: September 15, 2009
Contact: Jane Marsching at jane@janemarschingcom & Andrea Pollli at andrea@andreapollicom with questions


Platform2: June 1 picnic on the commons about the commons

Fri Jun 01, 2007 00:00 - Tue May 29, 2007

Platform2: Art and Social Engagement presents:
“The Commons” on The Common
Friday, June 1, 5:30 - 7:30PM
Meet in front of the State House on Boston Common at the 20-foot picnic blanket.
Food & drink on hand, but please bring something of your own to share.

A picnic on the Boston Common where we will discuss “the Commons” in relation to the work of invited guests, including Iain Kerr, Paul Bartow, Stan Pipkin/spurse and David Bollier of onthecommons.org. Excerpts from Lewis Hyde's upcoming book on the commons will be read.

What is the Commons?
“The commons is an emerging new paradigm for understanding how groups of people can create and preserve value in more sustainable ways. Unlike the conventional market paradigm, the commons consists of a diverse set of models rooted in social norms and ecological principles. A growing number of scholars, activists and policymakers is beginning to recognize the power of the commons matrix and its importance in creating and managing resources.” — from www.onthecommons.org

spurse is an international collective composed of individuals with experience in a wide variety of fields. spurse has no (fixed) content or members - rather it is a viral multiplicity that is continuously reforming itself as it becomes new projects and new events. In this, it is open to change, contradiction, multiplicity, tangents, infection, and betrayal. We are interested in considering the public as that which must be continually constructed as a part of the invention of public space. In this we are interested in emergent forms of individuality - swarms, crowds, the person, groups, ecosystems… www.spurse.org

David Bollier is an activist, author and Editor of OntheCommons.org, the website and blog of the Tomales Bay Institute that explores the commons as a new paradigm of politics, economics and culture. He is the co-founder of Public Knowledge, a Washington public-interest advocacy group that fights reckless extensions of copyright law, and the author of /Silent Theft: The Private Plunder of Our Common Wealth/ (2002), /Brand Name Bullies: The Quest to Own and Control Culture /(2005), and seven other books. He lives in Amherst, Massachusetts. www.OntheCommons.org

Platform2 is a series of events that are designed to facilitate dialogue about art & social engagement. Platform2 is organized by iKatun and Jane D. Marsching.



Climate Commons

My new project just began last week--check it out, join the conversation!

Climate Commons
a networked conversation about climate change, sustainability, and the Arctic

developed by Jane D. Marsching with Matthew Shanley

November 27 2006 - February 28, 2007


Please join the conversation by reading the posts and comments and then logging in to respond with your own comments.

Climate Commons is a conversation between thirteen people who focus on climate change, sustainability, and the Arctic in a wide range of disciplines including a glaciologist, an architect, a journalist, and a comedian. Each author contributes weekly posts about their work, inspirations, discoveries, or questions. Readers can join the conversation by clicking on the comments hex icon and choosing a hex cell to respond to any particular post. As an interdisciplinary collaborative hybrid art/research project, Climate Commons seeks to point to the multiplicity of voices behind the complex environmental concerns and to create connections/analogies/discussion across disciplines, economies, and ideologies.

Core participants:
Sally Bingham, Episcopal Priest
Jock Gill, Carbon Neutral by 2020
Mitchell Joachim, Architect
Jane D. Marsching, Artist
Larry Merculieff, Alaska Native Science Commission
Robert Newman, Comedian
Matt Nolan, Glaciologist
James Overland, Climatologist
Sarah Rich, WorldChanging
Russell Potter, Historian
Andrew Revkin, Environmental Journalist, New York Times
Matthew Shanley, Artist/Programmer
Juanita Urban-Rich, Windows Around the World

Climate Commons is part of a larger project, Arctic LIstening Post, a series of interdisciplinary, collaborative hybrid art research works in digital technologies by Jane D. Marsching. On exhibit at the Institute of Contemporary Art Boston, 12/10/06-3/11/07

A project of Creative Capital
with the generous support of the LEF Foundation Contemporary Work Fund

Jane D. Marsching


exhibition: Blur of the Otherworldly: Contemporary Art, Technology, and the Paranormal

Thu Oct 20, 2005 00:00 - Wed Oct 19, 2005

The Blur of the Otherworldly: Contemporary Art, Technology, and the Paranormal
Center for Art and Visual Culture, UMBC, Baltimore, MD
Curated by Mark Alice Durant and Jane D. Marsching
October 20, 2005 -- December 17, 2005,
Opening Reception October 20th from 5 - 7pm

Organized by the Center for Art and Visual Culture, The Blur of the Otherworldly: Contemporary Art, Technology, and the Paranormal is a major traveling exhibition featuring twenty eight contemporary artists whose work employs modern communication technologies (photography, film, video, computers, radio, internet, and digital media) to explore culturally inbred questions / superstitions concerning parallel worlds to our own.

Today, the amount of attention devoted to paranormal phenomena such as UFOs, demonic possession, psychics, and ghosts in the media indicates that photography 's early fascinations have not disappeared. Millennial angst, bewildering leaps of science, wildly improbable technological inventions, and ever-decreasing wilderness as human sprawl grows exponentially, makes other worlds once again appear possible, even probable, and definitely alluring. Our escalating desire to prove the existence of another dimension (no matter which one) is linked to photography, with its history of providing us with our proofs. Seduced by the invisible in the face of the medium's relentless and dull dependence upon the physical, photography as a tool of fact (in science), fantasy (in spirit photography), and invention (in the hands of artists) is exploring new frontiers once again.

Included in the exhibition are: Mark Amerika, Zoe Beloff, Diane Bertolo, Jeremy Blake, Corrine May Botz, Susan Collins, Gregory Crewdson, Paul DeMarinis, Spencer Finch, Ken Goldberg, Susan Hiller, Marko Maetamm, Miya Masaoka, Jennifer and Kevin McCoy, Mariko Mori, Maria Miranda and Norie Neumark, Paul Pfeiffer, Fred Ressler, John Roach, Ted Serios, Leslie Sharpe, Chrysanne Stathacos, Thomson & Craighead, Suzanne Treister, and Anne Walsh & Chris Kubick

Blur of the Otherworldly: Contemporary Art, Technology, and the Paranormal will be accompanied by a 200 page fully illustrated catalogue with essays on the significance of paranormal and the supernatural in contemporary culture by Lynne Tillman, associate professor and writer-in-residence at the University at Albany, and Marina Warner, novelist and former scholar at the Getty Center for History of Art and Humanities. Mark Alice Durant and Jane D. Marsching, co-curators of the exhibition, will contribute extensive essays on the interplay between science, art, and the occult as it relates to the artworks in the exhibition. The publication will contain over eighty illustrations in color and black and white as well as a checklist for the exhibition, illustrated timeline, and a bibliography. Published by the Center for Art and Visual Culture, as the ninth title of its Issues in Cultural Theory series, Blur of the Otherworldly: Contemporary Art, Technology, and the Paranormal will be distributed internationally by Distributed Art Publishers (DAP), in New York (http://www.artbook.com/)

The exhibition website is: http://www.bluroftheotherworldly.com

The press release can be viewed at: http://www.umbc.edu/NewsEvents/releases//archives/2005/10/umbcs_center_fo_3.Html (includes images and video clips)



jane d. marsching
554 poplar street
roslindale, MA 02131
617-325-2088 home
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Thu Jul 28, 2005 00:00 - Wed Jun 29, 2005

Boston exhibition of new media art

Holly Coulis, Sheila Gallagher, Ken Linehan, Jane D. Marsching + Deb Todd Wheeler, Anne Walsh

Friday, June 17 - Saturday, July 30, 2005
Reception: Thursday, July 28, 6-8pm
Artist talk with clairvoyant: Thursday, July 28, 5-6pm

Fort Point Arts Community Gallery
300 Summer Street
Boston MA 02210

Open: Mon-Fri 9am-9pm, Sat 12-5pm


Sance, a group show of four artists and one collaborative team, will present works that
explore the rich terrain between art, technology, and the paranormal. From the use of photography, ostensibly to document the dead in spirit photographs, through the invention of the telegraph, radio and the introduction of television and computers - new media has consistently been associated with paranormal or spiritual phenomena. The works in this show use new media and traditional media (painting drawing) to look at contemporary phenomena: apparitions of the Virgin Mary, psychics trying to communicate with dead artists, web psychic conversations, ghost voices, etc. Exploring
questions about the nature of belief, doubt, science, and history, this exhibition will be create a phantasmagorical multimedia zone, filling all the senses with images, sounds, experiences that are haunting and otherworldly.

Jane D. Marsching and Deb Todd Wheelers Emmissions from the Ordinary, 2005, explores the nature of perception through fracturing and mirroring one video projection into a hallucinatory field of video fragments. The video images are slow wandering closeup looks at various phenomena: from an apparition of the Virgin Mary in a chemical stain to the original Rohrschach ink blot tests to dirt on a floor. In Instructions for Seeing, 2005, two 5 x 7 LCD screens show a silent film demonstration of various scientific experiments with light, lenses, and photography which are repeatedly interrupted with mysterious events of questionable origin.



jane d. marsching
554 poplar street
roslindale, MA 02131
617-325-2088 home
617-763-8627 cell