– intermedia art –

The Work

In her art, Gomula-Kruzic explores the nature of the physical body and societal constraints with an enveloping visual style that places the viewer in the action—frequently as a complicit participant.…

Quotidian Mandala

Single Channel Video. 8:41 minutes. 2016. Playing with direct confrontation, a solo dancer searches for enlightenment through cycles of repetition. Infused with strength, emotional intuition, and fierce intellect, she embraces her…

Filling Her Shoes

Single Channel Video. 10:27 minutes. 2015. The story of a woman’s struggle to fit into the confines of social mores and resist her inner temptations. A struggle which ultimately fails,…

Disordered Passages

Directed by Jessica Gomula-Kruzic. Choreography from Nicole Zvarik’s “Passages.” Audio design by Sean Clute. Disordered Passages is exploration of inward journeys within an artificial world. At first, the dancers’ journey take…

Eleven Dimensions

Eleven Dimensions. 40 minutes. 2014 – present. Produced by Jessica Gomula-Kruzic. Audio by Sean Clute. Performance Choreography by Pauline Jennings. Performed by Jennifer Mellor, Ellen Smith Ahern and Lida Winfield.…

Passages

Nicole Zvarik presents “Passages,” traveling the Heroine’s Journey. Using time-based media and live projection by Jessica Gomula, dancers explore the transformational quest of this iconic myth. Wednesday and Thursday, January…

Modesto Reborn

Online Choose-Your-Adventure Game. 2016. Click here to play the game yourself. The augmented reality game Modesto Reborn has been reincarnated in several different formats: a web-based game-for-change; a location based…

Submerged

Collaborating with DOUBLE-VISION, Submerged is a video response to Modesto’s water uses and issues. This video poetically explores some key benefits the Tuolumne River brings to Modesto, as well as…

Affectionate Dreamscapes

An interactive video installation in which a Kinect camera responds to audience gestures by manipulating video, creating an interactive and highly individual visual storytelling experience based upon the theme of…

Dreams of Affection

  This dance-for-film piece, directed by Jessica Gomula-Kruzic, is based on Broughton’s poem Always, Ever, and Only. The choreographer, Nicole Zvarik, says she designed the dance phrases as “a dream…

Modesto 2034

A location based choose-your-adventure style alternate reality game set in the year 2034. During game play participants uncover located throughout downtown Modesto to reveal the next section of the story,…

Modesto Modernism

In the middle decades of the 20th century, the Modernist architecture of Modesto, California, was on the cutting edge and it received national attention. In the 1940s, the New York…

PLAY

The Building Imagination Initiative’s Alternate Reality Game aimed at changing the world for the public good, PLAY was invited to join San Jose’s ZERO1 Emerging Artist Network. Join the game and become…

Complicit Participants

Jessica Gomula-Kruzic’s Complicit Participants   Jessica Gomula-Kruzic is subversive. In her artwork, she playfully introduces ideas. As a viewer, you follow her logic and new notions are revealed. She subtly…

Coming Soon!

A visual exploration of Modesto’s low quality of life ranking, and a re-imagining of ways for the city to become a more livable place, even a Utopian society. The project’s…

Dream Garden

The Dream Garden allowed the public to create fabric flowers from used clothing, and then write their personal dream in the flower’s center, transforming a simple craft piece into a…

Chalk Walk of Art

A public art project created during the LOVE Modesto April 2013 event. The Chalk Walk of Art recreated a large-scale landscape representing the bounty of the Central Valley, similar to…

Meet Your Neighbor

In the Summer of 2011, the residents of Modesto were greeted with the smiling faces of their neighbors. In shop windows and vacant offices throughout downtown, larger than life sized…

Euphemistic GMO

When genetic mutations occur, either naturally or through forced recombination, all sorts of wondrous things may occur. As the audience moves through the installation, their own shadows mix with those…

Wealth

A video response to Modesto’s repeated rank­ing as the most unliv­able city of its size in the coun­try. Modesto’s prob­lems are many and deep rooted. Yet this rank­ing is in…

Bodies

A complexly layered piece, this two-part interactive and live-participation installation uses the audience to help create the sound score. A visual compression of neon strip-club signs and images of the…

Gasoline Puddles

Gasoline touched rain puddle create rainbows because the oil and water interface reflects light at different frequencies, and at different phases, causing interference cancelling and different angles of refraction. In…

Artist Talk at MARS

Artist talk at Media Arts Research Studio, Johnson State College, VT. 2010.   This talk is going to be a little bit about evolution. Not just human evolution, but how…

Ten Things…

TEN THINGS ABOUT JESSICA GOMULA by Beaubourg 268 on Friday, August 27, 2010 at 7:04pm Nearly three months have passed since Beaubourg 268’s inaugural event This Ain’t A Happenin: Transient Acts &…

Essay from First Street Gallery

Excerpt from catalog essay. California State University Stanislaus Faculty Exchange Exhibition. First Street Gallery, Humboldt State University. 2010.   In the art of Jessica Gomula, the Post-Modern hybridization of genre and style is…

Visions of Central Valley Culture

Panel Presentation: How the Building Imagination Center has helped cultivate cultural identity through art, film, and other expressions. The Search for Common Ground: Culture in California’s Central Valley. Visions of Central Valley Culture: Local Arts…

Gold for Aphrodite

A visual juxtaposition of prayers for the Goddess of Love juxtaposed with the neon signs for actual strip-clubs. This project is a reflection of the reversal of ancient social mores…

Playful Frictions

The Uncomfortable and Fascinating work of Jessica Gomula These days we seem to confront sex and sexual issues everywhere, even as we have many reasons to be uncomfortable with our…

Life Games [A Brief Essay]

You have just finished reading this brief essay on the work of Jessica Gomula. You have looked at the images that it addresses, crisply printed in the catalog that accompanies…

Made in China

Six Artists in California The following is an excerpt from the catalog essay written by David Olivant for the 2006 exhibition “Made in China – Six Artists in California” at the Peter Scott…