Jesse Garrison

Jesse Garrison, CalArts

Jesse Garrison is a multimedia artist and video designer; his work ranges from interactive installation to media design for theater, dance and other performances.

He uses a wide range of technology to examine the boundaries between the physical and digital, the performer and the audience. His recent work has incorporated everything from computer vision libraries and Augmented Reality SDKs to overhead projectors, colored oil and 35mm slides.

Recent stage work includes The Builders Association’s “Elements of Oz” (3LD), Only Child Aerial Theater’s “Asylum” (Skirball Center, Burning Coal), “Thread” and “Francesca, Francesca” at the Edinburgh Fringe and numerous theater and dance productions at CalArts including “Paradise by Design,” directed by Martin Acosta, “The Glass Mountain,” “Medea,” and “Lock and Key.” Recent installation work includes “The Woods,” and responsive forest of twigs and shadows, “VROM,” a biometric virtual reality meditation experience, “Or, Aurora,” an interpretation of the Aurora Borealis and “NewsPrint,” an anachronistic printing machine that combines social and obsolete media.

The Glass Mountain, CalArts 2016

The Glass Mountain, CalArts 2016

Elements of Oz, 3LD 2016

Elements of Oz, 3LD 2016

The Woods, Automata 2017

The Woods, Automata 2017

VROM, CalArts 2015

VROM, CalArts 2015