UNSPEAKABLE – Exhibit by Jessica De Muro
ADC&Building Bridges is honored to present “Unspeakable” two installations by Jessica De Muro, an artist based in Los Angeles whose work focuses on both installation and photography. Born in Ann Arbor, MI, before pursuing photography, she received BA in Journalism from Michigan State University. Later, she earned an Associate Degree in photography from Harrington College of Design in Chicago and a Master of Fine Arts in photography from Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara. Her current work addresses issues dealing with trauma, dissociation, and sexual violence. In her installations De Muro expresses a fragmented state of mind – which often results from sexual trauma – and generates in a physical form the compartmentalized alienation of the viewer’s own body and mind. In her installations a kinetic movement and energy is achieved by suspended prints which brings a sense of life to the work, giving breath not only to the pieces themselves but also to what they represent. Addressing the emotional consequences of rape, as opposed to the act itself, gives viewers a unique and genuine insight commonly overlooked when examining sexual violence.