Grants for Visual Artists
Jessica Segall is a multidisciplinary artist working in sculpture, performance and video. In her work, she presents acts of endurance and builds tools for survival in a precarious time. Travels to hostile climates inspire her work, which is designed to unpack ideas of environmental conservation and bring a little wildness into institutional spaces. Segall has sited work at the Global Seed Vault in the high arctic, sites of brokered fertility such as the almond groves in the California desert, and most recently, private wildlife reserves in the US that allow individual ownership of large predators. In her performances, she plays with both the risk of engaging with the environment and the vulnerability of the environment itself.
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