Jessica Fenlon is creating through a catastrophic health journey
15

patrons

$179
per month
The journey began St. Valentine's Day Night 2019, the night I called the ambulance. I had been vomiting and sleepless since the previous Sunday night.  

It was weird, I didn't have a fever -- on Sunday I was a passenger in a car that made a bumpy entrance into a parking lot. My neck  - crunched - when my head turned sharply to the right.

Cancer had weakened the bone; the sharp sudden turn caused the bone's failure. In the hospital, they scanned my neck to prep the surgery. That's when they found the tumor in my brain. 

Thursday, February 21 ~ after reconstructive surgery on my spine behind my voicebox, and "brain surgery by radiation" ~ I walked out of the hospital. 

I'm an artist.  Since 2011, my work has shown in the British Isles, Ireland, Egypt, China, Poland, Germany, Spain, Portugal, Italy, the Netherlands, and on the beach in Cuba. I haven't shown in all 50 states in the US yet . . . yet the work I create is, 95% of the time, funded by my own labor -- teaching, visiting artist gigs, the occasional commission, and other jobs (see my linkedIn).

Now, my health situation just says... "Nope, can't do it that way anymore. Do this other thing now that you have all these skills and really efficient ways of working."

I'm engaging with this journey as an artist. I'm working with several teams of physicians in Wisconsin on the complex set of health challenges facing me.

Artmaking & collaborative work has given me great project management skills - - who knew that working in a medium that demands I manage concurrent creation of many threads of the work, to be assembled at the end, would give me transferrable skills for my own health care management?

As an image maker, I am creating art directly engaged with the spiritual and emotional aspects of healing through this journey. Dreams, engaged meditative attention and inward image-sourcing provides focus and invitation for healing. 

Eventually, I'll release - and sell - some new work ONLY to my Patreon supporters. 

# # # # # 

letter cc'ing my artist email list on my messaging to my university students http://tinyurl.com/y68cgm7a

# # # # # 

WHAT YOU GET WHEN YOU BECOME MY PATRON


  • Content to remix. Do you want to sell what you made with my materials? Just attribute that piece of the work to me -- remix content has this creative commons license!
  • Discussion of the behind-the-scenes creative strategies, problem-solving, and inspiration for specific works of art from my back catalogue
  • Everybody will access random MaxMSP patches, one-off currucular approaches to teaching art, Processing coding sketches, glitch tutorials, i.e. digital media nuts and bolts in one-off posts that arise from my creative process as I make art
  • You will be a part of my financial support team - adjunct faculty work is the retail job of the academic world; I am transitioning to using my accumulated sick leave in one 2-week block and then leaving, as I cannot physically teach right now.
  • When I start selling new work, you will have first access to buying that work!

TIER REWARD LEVELS

$1 a month - Eye Candy - is all about the wallpapers and screensavers [ check the flickr gallery ] for your digital devices, & personal journey posts. 

I've exhibited in digital and new media installation, collaboration, and performance art since 2002. At the $3 POPCORN level, see work from my 'back catalogue' in exclusive releases. Each month, I'll publish documentation of exhibited work with discussion published nowhere else from my archive of exhibited art. 

To access media choose CUT THIS UP at the $8 per month level. Often, the media used in MaxMSP demo videos will be included in the content!

CORNERSTONE patrons  - at $25 per month - will see your name in lights! Your name will be published as one of the funding members of my work, in the end credits ( if video work ) or program notes or wall text ( if gallery work ).

For my 'fine artist portfolio' from my past life, please visit my website, www.sixth-station.com.

THE COMPUTER IS MY CRUCIBLE

I work across a variety of digital and analog media :

  • loops & audioresponsive VJ work
  • manipulation of captured created video, photo, & field-recorded sound
  • tactical glitch
  • sound art
  • installation of digital/generative art via raspberry pi
  • electronic sculpture with light as the primary medium
  • still images 
  • video for screening or installation

RECENT & UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS

neuroStatic(2019) installs in Roman Susan Gallery's STREETLIGHT video installation programming, May 2019. Rodgers Park, Chicago, Illinois.


ungun (2013) was installed as projected video in UNLOADED (group), Trout Gallery of Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA. (November 2018 - February 2019).

In November, Come With Me If You Want To Live (2017) installed in the North Bellaraine Film Festival in Australia; consume the disease (2015) screened in Nanjing, China.

Theatrical composition The Devil's Abacus staged August 26, 2018, at Vogel Hall, in the Marcus Center of Performing Arts, at Milwaukee's Fringe Festival. 

In July I performed as [ manco ] at Milwaukee's Jazz Gallery. threnody [ contingency unravels ] is a 2-channel video generative+live sound performance. It grieves America's ongoing war in Afghanistan. 

Thank you for visiting my Patreon page today!

Tiers
EYE CANDY
$1 or more per month

Access to Patreon-only posts & content about this wild transition and exclusive HD mobile and desktop wallpapers, as well as my endless gratitude.

POPCORN
$3 or more per month

Access to Eye Candy content; each mont I'll publish documentation of exhibited work with discussion published nowhere else from my archive of exhibited art.

CUT THIS UP
$8 or more per month
  • Access to Eye Candy & Popcorn content
  • process : exclusive 2D process tips, tricks & methods, including glitch tutorials
  • material : still images, exclusive video and audio loop packs copyrighted for use with attribution. go nuts!


CORNERSTONE
$25 or more per month

In addition to access to Eye Candy, Popcorn, and Cut This Up,  your name will be published as one of the funding members of my work, in the end credits of each video work completed after registering, and in the end credits (&/or program notes) of each live performance or gallery-installed artwork.

Goals
$179 of $300 per month
When I reach $300 per month, I'll release a font to all of my Patrons.
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The journey began St. Valentine's Day Night 2019, the night I called the ambulance. I had been vomiting and sleepless since the previous Sunday night.  

It was weird, I didn't have a fever -- on Sunday I was a passenger in a car that made a bumpy entrance into a parking lot. My neck  - crunched - when my head turned sharply to the right.

Cancer had weakened the bone; the sharp sudden turn caused the bone's failure. In the hospital, they scanned my neck to prep the surgery. That's when they found the tumor in my brain. 

Thursday, February 21 ~ after reconstructive surgery on my spine behind my voicebox, and "brain surgery by radiation" ~ I walked out of the hospital. 

I'm an artist.  Since 2011, my work has shown in the British Isles, Ireland, Egypt, China, Poland, Germany, Spain, Portugal, Italy, the Netherlands, and on the beach in Cuba. I haven't shown in all 50 states in the US yet . . . yet the work I create is, 95% of the time, funded by my own labor -- teaching, visiting artist gigs, the occasional commission, and other jobs (see my linkedIn).

Now, my health situation just says... "Nope, can't do it that way anymore. Do this other thing now that you have all these skills and really efficient ways of working."

I'm engaging with this journey as an artist. I'm working with several teams of physicians in Wisconsin on the complex set of health challenges facing me.

Artmaking & collaborative work has given me great project management skills - - who knew that working in a medium that demands I manage concurrent creation of many threads of the work, to be assembled at the end, would give me transferrable skills for my own health care management?

As an image maker, I am creating art directly engaged with the spiritual and emotional aspects of healing through this journey. Dreams, engaged meditative attention and inward image-sourcing provides focus and invitation for healing. 

Eventually, I'll release - and sell - some new work ONLY to my Patreon supporters. 

# # # # # 

letter cc'ing my artist email list on my messaging to my university students http://tinyurl.com/y68cgm7a

# # # # # 

WHAT YOU GET WHEN YOU BECOME MY PATRON


  • Content to remix. Do you want to sell what you made with my materials? Just attribute that piece of the work to me -- remix content has this creative commons license!
  • Discussion of the behind-the-scenes creative strategies, problem-solving, and inspiration for specific works of art from my back catalogue
  • Everybody will access random MaxMSP patches, one-off currucular approaches to teaching art, Processing coding sketches, glitch tutorials, i.e. digital media nuts and bolts in one-off posts that arise from my creative process as I make art
  • You will be a part of my financial support team - adjunct faculty work is the retail job of the academic world; I am transitioning to using my accumulated sick leave in one 2-week block and then leaving, as I cannot physically teach right now.
  • When I start selling new work, you will have first access to buying that work!

TIER REWARD LEVELS

$1 a month - Eye Candy - is all about the wallpapers and screensavers [ check the flickr gallery ] for your digital devices, & personal journey posts. 

I've exhibited in digital and new media installation, collaboration, and performance art since 2002. At the $3 POPCORN level, see work from my 'back catalogue' in exclusive releases. Each month, I'll publish documentation of exhibited work with discussion published nowhere else from my archive of exhibited art. 

To access media choose CUT THIS UP at the $8 per month level. Often, the media used in MaxMSP demo videos will be included in the content!

CORNERSTONE patrons  - at $25 per month - will see your name in lights! Your name will be published as one of the funding members of my work, in the end credits ( if video work ) or program notes or wall text ( if gallery work ).

For my 'fine artist portfolio' from my past life, please visit my website, www.sixth-station.com.

THE COMPUTER IS MY CRUCIBLE

I work across a variety of digital and analog media :

  • loops & audioresponsive VJ work
  • manipulation of captured created video, photo, & field-recorded sound
  • tactical glitch
  • sound art
  • installation of digital/generative art via raspberry pi
  • electronic sculpture with light as the primary medium
  • still images 
  • video for screening or installation

RECENT & UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS

neuroStatic(2019) installs in Roman Susan Gallery's STREETLIGHT video installation programming, May 2019. Rodgers Park, Chicago, Illinois.


ungun (2013) was installed as projected video in UNLOADED (group), Trout Gallery of Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA. (November 2018 - February 2019).

In November, Come With Me If You Want To Live (2017) installed in the North Bellaraine Film Festival in Australia; consume the disease (2015) screened in Nanjing, China.

Theatrical composition The Devil's Abacus staged August 26, 2018, at Vogel Hall, in the Marcus Center of Performing Arts, at Milwaukee's Fringe Festival. 

In July I performed as [ manco ] at Milwaukee's Jazz Gallery. threnody [ contingency unravels ] is a 2-channel video generative+live sound performance. It grieves America's ongoing war in Afghanistan. 

Thank you for visiting my Patreon page today!

Recent posts by Jessica Fenlon

Tiers
EYE CANDY
$1 or more per month

Access to Patreon-only posts & content about this wild transition and exclusive HD mobile and desktop wallpapers, as well as my endless gratitude.

POPCORN
$3 or more per month

Access to Eye Candy content; each mont I'll publish documentation of exhibited work with discussion published nowhere else from my archive of exhibited art.

CUT THIS UP
$8 or more per month
  • Access to Eye Candy & Popcorn content
  • process : exclusive 2D process tips, tricks & methods, including glitch tutorials
  • material : still images, exclusive video and audio loop packs copyrighted for use with attribution. go nuts!


CORNERSTONE
$25 or more per month

In addition to access to Eye Candy, Popcorn, and Cut This Up,  your name will be published as one of the funding members of my work, in the end credits of each video work completed after registering, and in the end credits (&/or program notes) of each live performance or gallery-installed artwork.