In her sound piece Soundscapes in Motherhood (2019), Jamie Kessler performs a musical composition of her fetal contractions and heartbeats that she experienced during the birth of her child. The piece embraces melodic sounds that are pacifying to the ear and “serve as a conceptual portrait of the artist’s son,” while also representing “the capacity of human connection represented through technological interface.”
Jamie Kessler is a practicing artist with an interdisciplinary practice that incorporates painting, art-actions, intervention, and social practice. She has exhibited nationally and internationally through exhibitions such as The VII International Exhibition of Mail Art, Rome, The Miller Institute for Contemporary Art, Mid-America College Art Association, Corner Projects, Chicago, GAZE Film Festival, San Francisco, and the Carnegie Museum of Art. She is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Art.