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OJO @ Arts-A-Glow 2018!
Odd Jelly Out is heading for Burien’s annual Arts-A-Glow Festival this September! A big thank you to Gina Kallman and the jury at Burien Arts Council for their generous grant and the opportunity to bring OJO to this fantastic local event.
[June 13 2018]
After the success of the 2:365 Art Book (now out of print), Missy’s new book The Aesthetic of Mental Disorder is forthcoming Fall 2018. It is available to preorder here.
Following four years of interviews with academics and the media across the world, this new book sees Missy return with fresh eyes to the 2:365 project. Drawing on her experience as a former art history professor, she analyzes 2:365‘s visual language and symbolism, and sets the project both in historical context and against trends in contemporary art. The book also touches on art therapy and the problematic nature of identity and self-expression.
Complete with full colour reproductions of the project’s stand-out paintings, as well as captivating graphics, data visualizations and previously unseen work, it’s a must-have for readers interested in art, psychology, mental illness and art therapy.
Here’s a little teaser:
[June 1 2018]
webMD at the Studio
This month we welcomed John Cassaras from webMD and Alan Smith from Creative Cabin Studios in Atlanta for a two day shoot with Missy and Kim. The film focusses on Missy’s life-long struggle with bipolar disorder and how it has manifested itself through her work, specifically the 2:365 project. We can’t wait to see the final cut in July!
[May 20 2018]
Odd Jelly Out is burning bright!
We are proud to announce that Odd Jelly Out is heading back to Burning Man this summer! Having recovered from the horrendous theft of 16 sculptures last year from our placement out in deep playa, work is now well underway to bring this installation back to the gathering in August 2018 – as well as to Black Rock City Municipal Airport. Lead by Kim at uckiood, the OJO installation will consist of ten 4ft fiberglass forms, in both bold, glossy technicolor and disco ball glory. Check out our designs and progress so far.
[April 31 2018]
Odd Jelly Out into space!
Odd Jelly Out’s maiden voyage of 2018 was courtesy of our great friend, Sarah Seitz. Researcher, space carpenter and all-round amazing woman, Sarah agreed to take OJO on a NASA research trip to Chile. Kitted out in a bespoke NASA outfit, OJO took in the sights and sounds of the Atacama desert, including the giant el Mano del Desierto just outside Antofagasta.
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