Jacolby Satterwhite

We Are In Hell When We Hurt Each Other (2020) / Shrines (2020)

Jacolby Satterwhite's two video projections feature extravagant imaginary environments. They mix up 3D animation, sampled imagery from New York’s underground club scene, electronic music and voice recordings of the artist’s deceased mother. These spectacular alternative universes are filled with  infinitely replicating avatars dancing in a dreamlike virtual reality, alongside footage of vogueing nightclubbers, bondage and femmebots. 

Jacolby Satterwhite (b. 1986 USA, based in New York, USA) is an interdisciplinary artist whose work adresses themes of labour, consumption, carnality and fantasy through immersive installation, performance, and digital media. He uses a range of software to produce intricately detailed animations and live action film of real and imagined worlds populated by the avatars of artists and friends. Satterwhite draws from an extensive set of references, from queer theory and modernism to video game language, to challenge conventions of Western art through a personal and political lens.