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Joelle Dietrick Incorporates JaxPort Research into “Project Atrium” Mural

Published October 30, 2015

July 18 – October 25, 2015 – Atrium Gallery

Complex Collage of Cranes & Cargo

Jacksonville, Florida (June 9, 2015)—In “Cargomobilities,” a new site-specific work in the “Project Atrium” series at the Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville, a cultural resource of the University of North Florida, Tallahassee-based painter Joelle Dietrick produces a multilayered mural of paint and adhesive fabric to present a modern day commentary about the interconnectedness of macro economies and micro systems. Fascinated with geolocation data for cargo ships and shipping containers, the artist employs a glitch art aesthetic that allows her to analyze, recode, manipulate, and visualize data into a pulsating scene of cranes, cargo ships, and houses. Like the frenzied pace of information flow at the Jacksonville Port Authority (JaxPort), “Cargomobilities” is a continuous, rapid, networked, and energy-dense temporary painting.

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Photography by Thomas Hager and Doug Eng