In Avenue S (2020), Jody Zellen explores the changing human landscape of Los Angeles during COVID-19. An expansion of Zellen’s ongoing project, Ghost City, Avenue S is an exploration of isolation and unrest during the quiet mania of the pandemic. As users move through the piece, Zellen creates an “active yet fragmented viewing experience… just like life today.” She sees the work as “a maze from which to navigate the pandemic and also, just possibly, a path out.”
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Jody Zellen is a Los Angeles based artist who works in many media simultaneously. She creates interactive installations, mobile apps, net art, animations, drawings, paintings, photographs, public art, and artists’ books. What motivates her as an artist is to learn how to use and then integrate digital technologies into artworks that enliven and activate both public and private spaces. She wants her viewers to be inspired to think about the relationship between what is seen and what is imagined.