Jenn Karson Portfolio Summary

Dancing Stars Controller Test
Jenn Karson, John Cohn, 2018
Controller size 12″ x 8″
Projection size 4′ x 5′, 2018
Wood, sensor, computer, projector, fabric

A physical object controls the movement of a projected 3D rendering. The effect is an unexpected reflection. Collaborative project with John Cohn using symbols from Dancing Stars. Documentation here is from an installation that was in the woods with no Internet or cellular connection, the system created its own wireless network.

Calls from the Dark
Jenn Karson, 2018
Sound recording from installation
The sound series Calls from the Dark documents the primal
longings of animals, humans and machines; these soundscapes
are sculpted from the sonic material of the skyscape including
calls from satellites, radios and flying creatures

Dancing Stars: Supreme Court Building
Jenn Karson, 2018
14″ x 11″
mixed media

Dancing Stars: Supreme Court Building
Jenn Karson, 2018
14″ x 11″
mixed media

Dancing Stars: Tornillo Tents (tent city for migrant children)
Jenn Karson, 2018
24″ x 18″
mixed media

Kandinsky Points
Jenn Karson, UVM FabLab, 2018
2″ x 2″
3D models and 3d prints in PLA and bronze
A study of points from Kandinsky’s Point and Line to Plane.

Dancing Stars: Old Mill Tower
Jenn Karson, 2018
24″ x 18″
mixed media

Dancing Stars: Old Mill Tower
Jenn Karson, 2018
24″ x 18″, 2018
mixed media

Dancing Stars: Old Mill Tower
Jenn Karson, 2018
24″ x 18″
mixed media

Dancing Stars: Old Mill Tower
Jenn Karson, 2018
24″ x 18″
mixed media

Sub Ambient Sound Lab
Electronic Wearables
Jenn Karson, Emmie Bolt, UVM CS 275, UVM FabLab, 2016
3D printed and laser cut accessories

Sub Ambient Sound Lab
Smartphone App Diagram
Jenn Karson, Jeff Maynard and UVM CS 275, 2016
Rendering

Firehouse Bell Project
Suggestion Cards
Jenn Karson, 2013
4.25″ x5.25″
Exhibition participants suggest contemporary reasons for a retired city bell to ring again;
to become a meaningful part of the city soundscape in 2013.

Firehouse Bell Project
Voting Cards and Campaign
Jenn Karson, 2013
Cards – 2″ x 3″,
Exhibition participants vote as to whether or not the city bell should ring again.
Do you think The Firehouse Bell should ring again?
Yes votes = 464
No votes = 68

Released
Jenn Karson, Jeffrey Salzberg, 2012
Installation photograph from light and sound installation
site-specific at Waterbury State Hospital/Asylum, Waterbury, VT

Sounds of a Stone Home
Jenn Karson, 2010
Video and sound documentation from site-specific installation in Barre, VT.

Power and Ground
Jenn Karson, 2009
22″ x 30″, 1/5
India ink, inkjet printing, paper. This is one of five.
The series documents 50 sound events in San Francisco.

Power and Ground
Jenn Karson, 2009
3.25″ x 4.75″, 5/50 booklets
India ink, inkjet printing, braille printing, Mod Podge, paper.
The series documented 50 sound events in San Francisco.

Navigating the Bay
Jenn Karson, 2008
Sound documentation from the rhizome compositions from the sound and light installation Navigating the Bay.

Navigating the Bay

Jenn Karson, 2008
Installation photograph
Sensor activated sound and light installation