WHISPERS FROM THE DEEP
Video wall of 15 vignettes
Commissioned site-specific work, 2021
By Homer Jackson
The far wall of the exhibition (parallel to the entrance) painted as a blue-sky wall, is transformed into a storytelling canvas. Homer choreographed 15 unique stories, told across three digital monitors, including a combination of video, animations and poetry vignettes. A multi-track audioscape allows certain stories to be amplified— with all of the monitors working together to create the whole story.
Homer Jackson, Director of Philadelphia Jazz Project, is an expansive interdisciplinary artist from Philadelphia with a background in teaching and social service. His work is presented as installation, performance art, public art, video, and audio. He uses images, sounds, text, live performance, video, audience participation, and found objects to tell stories. In 1996, he received special recognition for his work with Youth-at-Risk from the President’s Committee on Arts & Humanities. Jackson has worked with young people, adults, and older adults, as well as intergenerational participants. Through his workshops, participants have produced art exhibitions, albums, books, comic books, and videotapes.