Jessica Tayler-Cain’s residency ran from March 13th – March 19th 2017.
Inhabiting our Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr and Twitter accounts, her output focused on consumerism and reliance on technology.
Her biography spoke of the idea of pleasure and how the satisfaction of the objects she makes can be interrupted through altering its materiality or method of display. Aiming to create desirable distractions in amongst a setting of already heavily saturated and stylized images, her images play with coloured filters, layers and motif.
She is also interested in how we as a culture have learnt to rely on online platforms, social media and television and how we readily consume streams of data without a second thought into what we are digesting.
She used the residency as a dedicated period of time to continue with her digitally edited ‘adverts’. Using Instagram to photograph her current body of sculpture and objects, and the workspace she makes them in. She scheduled the posting, several times a day, hoping for likes, comments and overall interaction with the images. She transferred this experience onto Photoshop, creating collages based on her posts and left comments.
For further works please check out our social media platforms and her own at, https://www.instagram.com/jessicatcain & http://cargocollective.com/jessicataylercain