Art Jones

Art Jones is an artist working with Installation, photography, the moving image, and audio. His work makes extensive use of popular music and mainstream media culture as raw material to be sampled and re-combined in order to examine implicit meanings or suggest new ones. He has collaborated with musicians and artists including Soundlab, DJ Spooky That Subliminal Kid, Phillip Virus with Alec Empire, Amiri Baraka, and Anti-Pop Consortium.

Jones’ films and audiovisual performances have been presented at the Museum of Modern Art, London’s Tate Gallery, Roulette Intermedium, and numerous media festivals and broadcast outlets internationally.

Jones works in a variety of genres, including fiction, documentary and music-related pieces.

He lives in the The Bronx, New York City.

2021 Creative Action Fund | Memorial Day X

Eric Garner, Sean Bell, Akai Gurley, Amadou Diallo, Deborah Danner: these are only some of the recent victims of unarmed or non-threatening civilians who were killed during encounters with the New York City Police Department. ‘Memorial Day X’ is an expanded media work that seeks to remember/memorialize these victims through:

  1. Placing small topographic map sculptures based on the location of the deaths of some of these people at or near the site where these killings occurred.
  2. A live audiovisual performance (streamed through Zoom, Instagram and Twitch) which remixes images and sounds of resistance to police brutality and unjustified killings.