James Borcher & Jérémy Jolley: I am the shadow of the image of my person
May 24-June 3, 2018



Oxbow artists-in-residence James Borcher and Jérémy Jolley present a sound and video installation in Oxbow's gallery, titled "I am the shadow of the image of my person".

Through a large-scale interactive sound and video installation, artist-composers James Borchers and Jérémy Jolley explore the relationship between identity and representation in the age of digital artifice. Infrared sensors, multichannel speakers, and software generate an interactive experience featuring video projections of musicians from the Seattle Modern Orchestra.

As visitors move through the space, the images and sounds stratify, disintegrate, sync, and reconstruct. Visitors can enter a small dodecahedron-shaped room to immerse themselves in an audio-video collage of those same players. Through its presentation of altering human forms playing their instruments, the piece becomes part performance and part digital play, invoking both dialogic and meditative experience, and calling into question what we know to be authentic or real.

Oxbow is a place where diverse disciplines cross and collaborate—experimenting through art installations, performances, workshops, music, films, and lectures—as well as community and private events.

This installation was made possible thanks to the support of 4Culture, JackStraw Foundation and Oxbow.

More info: www.jamesborchers.com/exhibition



Concert at Oxbow
Sat, May 26, starting at 7pm


Seattle Modern Orchestra (SMO) performs as part of the sound and video installation by James Borchers and Jérémy Jolley, i am the shadow of the image of my person. Members of SMO featured in the video of the installation will confront, merge with, dialogue with their image.

Performances will be every 30 minutes:

7:00 pm - Installation alone
7:30 pm - Performance 1 with installation
8:00 pm - Installation alone
8:30 pm - Performance 2 with installation
9:00 pm - Installation alone
9:30 pm - Performance 3 with installation

Suggested donation: $5 to $15

Gallery hours:
Thu, May 24, 6:00 - 9:00pm
Fri, May 25, 6:00 - 9:00pm
Sat, May 26, 7:00 - 10:00pm (*Seattle Modern Orchestra concert, details below)
Sun, May 27, 6:00 - 9:00pm
Thu, May 31, 6:00 - 9:00pm
Fri, June 1, 6:00 - 9:00pm
Sat, June 2, 7:00 - 10:00pm (*closing reception)