“Fear of the unknown can invite anxiety to fill our insides. As long as I can remember I’ve been afraid of what’s happening in my body, and the anxious uncertainty has long taken up space in my mind, in conversations, and interrupted my sleep. Body is my attempt to communicate with my organs, to connect with pieces of myself, and to alleviate my anxiety through deepening my understanding of how things function. I used video recordings to follow my sewing of the textile representations in an effort to capture an unspoken conversation between my mind and my guts.”
About the Artist
Jen Bieber is a community counsellor and poet who experiments with storytelling through video and most recently through textiles. Her poetry has been published in Geist and her video collaborations have been featured at Yukon Riverside Arts Festival 2020, Café Concret 2020, and QueerCab 2021. Jen Bieber is a settler grateful to be living, working, and creating on Trʼondëk Hwëchʼin traditional territory.