Jason Dodge's practice attempts to give new life to objects, exploring their potential and provoking the viewer's cognitive ability to imagine a corresponding narrative. Focusing on specific aspects of two works, A permanently open window and Changing the lights – From rose light to white light, from white light to rose light, by hand, over and over, Jason Dodge's artist book is not merely a documentation of his works but, in the artist's words, “a record of light changing over a day, in one case naturally and in one case manually”.
The publication was conceived and designed to accompany Jason Dodge's permanent installation realized for the Maramotti Collection, in Reggio Emilia – a permanently open window located in what was once the tower of a factory's electrical power plant, an abandoned industrial space, now transformed into a commercial outlet – and contains selected images from both projects, as well as a text.
Born in 1969 in Newton, Pennsylvania, Jason Dodge lives and works in Berlin. His work has been exhibited extensively, including in solo exhibitions at Kunsthauslenz, Linz (2013); Casey Kaplan, New York (2013), Henry Art Museum, Seattle (2013); Kunstverein Nürnberg (2012); Galleria Franco Noero, Torino (2012); CAC Vilnius (2011); La Galerie, Noisy - le - Sec (2010); Kunstverein Hannover (2010); Kunstverein Düsseldorf (2009); REC., Berlin (2006). Among his group shows: The 9th Mercosul Biennial, Porto Alegre (2013); A House of Leaves, David Roberts Art Foundation, London (2013); Paris Triennale, Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2012); 30th São Paulo Biennial (2011), The Workers, MASS MoCA, North Adams (MA, USA) (2011); Language of Less (Then & Now), MCA Chicago (2011); The Quick and the Dead, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis (2009); The Awakening of the Birds: Homage to Olivier Messiaen, Collection Lambert, Avignon (2009/2008); NY_SOME TIME WAITING, Kadist Art Foundation, Paris (2008)