Jan Brugger recently graduated with an MFA from the University of Chicago. She received her BFA and Certificate in Dance from the University of Wisconsin in 2009. She was also educated by the cities of San Francisco, CA and Richmond, VA. Her recent work considers the screen’s influence on the human body and mind, and how we cope with the divide between our physical and digital selves. Through sculptural installations and digital video content, she turns the viewer into a static object, reversing the subjective roles of human and object. A viewer frozen by the work becomes objectified, while the physical and digital objects are elevated to a lifelike status in the mind of the viewer. In this way, she emphasizes how humans bring objects and screens to life, often at the expense of the human.

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