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Miami

Jillian Mayer

Curated by Faena Festival

You’ll Be Okay, 2014.
Video, 4 min 2 sec Courtesy of the artist

Mobile Video Installation
On view on the LED billboard boat that travels across the waterways of Miami Beach.
Tuesday 3rd – Sunday 8th, 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM

You’ll Be Okay (2014) is a looping animation of a reassuring text written in the sky, posed to appear as if a skywriting plane had replicated clouds and as if man- made tech could mimic nature. You’ll be Okay is a tongue-in-cheek video that utilizes the very Miami trope of sky-writing to address contemporary anxiety. For centuries, people have turned their gaze towards the sky or the stars for messages from the higher source of the universe. Are they looking for reassurance or a sign of some sort? If the clouds formed into a message of a positive, yet mediocre (“okay”) phrase, would we feel better? Is that what we are looking for?
A sly reference to the LED boat’s advertising platform as well as the skywriting we often see on our days at the beach, Mayer’s work is a cheeky and subtle infiltration of the beachgoer’s horizon line.

BIO
Jillian Mayer works and performances have been premiered at galleries and museums internationally such as MoMA, BAM, Bass Museum, MoMa PS1, the Contemporary Museum of Montreal and film festivals such as Sundance, SXSW, Rotterdam, and New York Film Festival. She’s been featured in the New York Times, Art Papers, ArtNews, Art in America, and ArtForum discussing identity, Internet and her artistic practices. Mayer is a recent recipient of the Creative Capital Fellowship, Cintas Cuban Foundation Fellowship, and was named one of the “25 New Faces of Independent Film” by Filmmaker Magazine. She is also a fellow of the Sundance New Frontiers Lab Program and the Zentrum Paul Klee Fellowship (Switzerland). Recently, she has been included in Prospect 5, PST LA/LA, and a solo project at the Kunsthalle Aarhus (Denmark) and the Miami International Airport.

Jillian Mayer was born in 1986. She lives and works in Miami

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