Toronto artist Jennifer Rose Sciarrino blends equal parts research and speculative fiction in her projects, which try to “understand how parts of technology are part of our world, how they affect us, and vice versa.” It’s a deeply interdisciplinary project, which is reflected in Sciarrino’s desire to speak about her work with writers, scientists, theorists and others outside of the art world.
Her work spans photography, sculpture, video and installation, and Sciarrino often incorporates new techniques and technologies—3-D modelling, nylon—but works just as happily with the most rudimentary of materials, like plain old chalk. “It’s not that the materials are the predominant part of the conversation that I’m trying to have,” she notes. “They can enrich a certain project because of what they’re made out of.”
See more of Sciarrino’s work and process in this studio-visit video by Canadian Art’s video intern, Brittany Shepherd.