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JULIACKS (director/writer/co-creator/executive producer/maker) creates transmedia gesammtkunstwerks [total works of interdisciplinary art] that unite and divide themselves through the interweaving of mediums, culture and time periods. Narrative and its layered, networked, intercultural construction is the basis of Juliacks' artwork and research, which takes the form of performance installations, films, comics-art novels, tapestries, paintings and more.
The audience interacts with the work on several levels—literal, symbolic, visual, aural, gustatory—sometimes simultaneously, at times sequentially, referencing not only the contemporary context but also artistic predecessors and archetypal elements. Juliacks' narratives and research touch upon social-cultural issues such as the loss of life, mind, and identity, the plight of the immigrant, ill, elderly, and imprisoned and the construction of both conflict and memory. Always cross-cultural, a key aspect of my productions is responding to a specific place and building teams and partners across national and aesthetic borders.
Currently, Juliacks is writing and creating a two new narratives:
Transversal Scepters, crosses time by using criminal archives and technologies from the 17th and 21st century in the Netherlands and North America as touchstones to hallucinate [imagine so vividly as if to believe it is true] alternative futures. This project has been awarded with a research development grant from the Mondriaan Fonds.
The Blind Rooms, is a forthcoming collection of transmedia short stories, using narrative gestalt and genre as jumping off points. It was recently exhibited in a solo exhibition at the University of Oklahoma.
Juliacks is also the writer and creator of Architecture of an Atom, a transmedia film, graphic novel and a series of performance films. From 2010-2016, Juliacks co-created the series of performances, abstract fictional and site-specific films and eventual feature film through collaborating with artistic communities and groups of Lyon, Stockholm, Gotland, Helsinki, Rome, Winnipeg, New York, Copenhagen and Malmö about the construction of conflict.
Architecture of an Atom, the graphic novel was developed and completed at the residencies, Martha Street Studios (Winnipeg,) Entreprise Culturelle (Paris,) BHQFU (NYC,) De Ateliers (Amsterdam) and in New Jersey. The book was launched at the Toronto Comics Arts Festival by publisher 2dcloud to an international release and tour. More info at www.archatom.org
Juliacks' works have exhibited, screened and performed at museums (MoMA PS1, Moderna, MAC-Lyon, Centre-Geneva, Kiasma) galleries (Silberkuppe, Essex Flowers, Salon de Montrouge) film and comics festivals (Cineglobe, Zinebi, Crack, Antimatter, Cine-Rebis) and alternative art spaces (Néon, Atomic Centre, GrrrndZero) in North America and Europe. Her books and editions are published by the Moderna Museum, the Musee d’Art Contemporain de Lyon, Sparkplug Comics and 2dcloud. Her films are distributed by Video Pool.
A recipient of the Fulbright Fellowship, and the ENSBA-Lyon, Néon, LA BOX, De Ateliers residencies and grants, Juliacks received a 2016 Fellowship for Painting from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts .