Jane Foley (b. 1985, New Orleans) is a sculptor, performer, and sound artist living in Atlanta, Georgia (US). They have created sound sculptures for the Architecture Triennale in Lisbon, Portugal and La Friche Belle de Mai in Marseille, France with Zurich-based Sound Development City, as well as produced a sound composition that played in taxicabs throughout the 5th Marrakech Biennale in Morocco. In Atlanta, they have created public works for Flux Projects, the High Museum, The Atlanta Contemporary, and the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Airport, among others. Foley currently teaches art at Georgia State University and Emory University while completing an MFA program at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Foley’s sound works explore isolation versus connectivity in public spaces, beginning with subtle repeated experiments in deep listening and reciprocity, often traveling to investigate suppressed histories of cities with the lens of recorded sound. They use video and performance as frameworks for collaborations, favoring communication, experimentation, and process. As a former collegiate synchronized swimmer and a current video artist, they have recently been mashing up the visual language of water, leisure, and sport with gestures of support, intimacy, and choreographic duets by making underwater dance films of people in swimming pools.
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