Jack Straw New Media Gallery

Hypnagogic Jerk
A multi-media installation by Rachel Green and Seth Sexton

March 31 - May 30, 2014

Artists present in the gallery Monday - Thursday, 11am - 3pm

Artist events: May 21, 28, and 30, 6-9pm

Jack Straw New Media Gallery
4261 Roosevelt Way NE
Seattle 98105

"Their jerking and falling, resisting and succumbing, was transporting yet so familiar."
-Jen Graves, The Stranger

Click the play button above to listen to our interview with Rachel and Seth. Click here to download the interview.

Photos by Brandon Patoc

Hypnagogic Jerk is a multi-media look at the processes involved in falling asleep. Artists Rachel Green and Seth Sexton are exploring the mind's submission to the process of sleep and the physical body's resistance to it. They are also exploring the realm of consciousness, the realm of dreams, and the interpretation of reality. Green and Sexton use movement to express the ways that these realms interact with each other in the moments before sleep paralysis. The gallery installation will include guest artists, live performances, and an original sound score written by Salo.

Rachel Green & Seth Sexton have explored movement and multi-media performances together during the past two years. They have presented work at Velocity, On The Boards, and site-specific venues. Their work is an exploration of repetition and realms of consciousness.

In April 2014 we presented a series of accessible workshops at Jack Straw in conjunction with Hypnagogic Jerk. Read all about the workshops on the project page.

Jack Straw Productions gratefully acknowledges The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, City of Seattle Office of Arts and Culture, 4Culture King County Lodging Tax Fund, Washington State Arts Commission, National Endowment for the Arts, ArtsFund, and individual contributors for their support of Jack Straw Artist Programs.


New Media Gallery Events:

Rachel Green & Seth Sexton: Hypnagogic Jerk
March 31 - May 30, 2014

Artist Events:

Wednesday, May 21, 6-9pm: Artist Performance

Wednesday, May 28, 6-9pm: Artist Performance

Friday, May 30, 6-9pm: Artist Talk and Performance Artist Performance


Recent exhibitions

Echo at Satsop (February 7 - March 14, 2014) by Etsuko Ichikawa

Art to Art (December 5, 2013 - January 17, 2014) by Srivani Jade and Annette Solyst

Lições dos Antepassados (Lessons from the Ancestors) (September 20 - November 22, 2013) by Steve Peters

Elements (July 26 - August 28, 2013) by Robert Blatt

I Love You, But You're Too Loud! (May 31 - July 12, 2013) by meadow starts with p

Lost Long: a landscape (March 22 - May 22, 2013) by Ruth Marie Tomlinson

Signal to Noise: Imagined Frequencies of Radiophonic Space (January 25 - March 8, 2013) by Amber Cortes

Outside In/Inside Out: The Inner Life of Jack (June 22 - August 24, 2012) by Ellen Sollod and Johanna Melamed

CARTASONIC (April 6 - June 8, 2012) by Perri Lynch, Lara Swimmer, and Robert Zimmer

About the Jack Straw New Media Gallery

The Jack Straw New Media Gallery, located in Seattle's University District at Jack Straw Productions, opened in 1999 to support artists working with visual and installation art, with an emphasis on sound. Click here to learn more about the gallery, the residency program, and previous artists.


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