Jane Cassidy

Assistant Professor of Art
Digital Media
Phone:
(205) 348-1899
Office Location:
Woods 310
Fax:
(205) 348-0287
Bio

Before coming to the department in 2015 to teach digital media, Jane Cassidy was a multi-disciplinary artist and educator in New Orleans. Primarily trained in music composition and animation, Cassidy received a Masters of Philosophy in Music and Media Technologies from Trinity College Dublin in 2008 as well as an MFA in Digital Art from Tulane in 2014. Her interests lie in visual music, installations, live VJing, electro-acoustic composition and multi-channel work.Still from Jane Cassidy's short film, "Na Lonnai Mor An Suaimhneas."

Cassidy’s areas of specialization are Digital Arts, Installation, Animation, Composition, Intermedia. Experimentation is central to her work and she is constantly attempting to forge new techniques to build new ephemeral environments and architectures. Recently, she has focused on developing compositions through a variety of experimental approaches to projection, sculptural work and surround sound.

Over the summer of 2017, Assistant Professor of Art Jane Cassidy was artist in residence at Aras Éanna Arts Centre on Inis Oírr in July 2017, a 2-square-mile island off the west coast of Ireland. She will return there for the Winter Solstice to create a site-specific projection mapping project that will light up the 600-year-old O’Brien’s Castle at the center of the island. Cassidy has made a short film, Na Lonnai Mor An Suaimhneas, which has been shown at galleries in Galway, Ireland and Stockholm, Sweden, and will be screened next week at the Sound/Image Conference, Greenwich University, London. In June 2018, Cassidy will have a four-gallery solo exhibition at the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, of her immersive light and sound installation The Undersea Well. The film uses slow motion recordings of the ocean with an accompanying hymn that Cassidy wrote.

Cassidy’s performances and installations have also happened at European Media Art Festival, Germany; Punto Y Raya Festival, Spain; Kilkenny Arts Festival and Cork Midsummer Festival, Ireland; and group shows in Dublin, Galway, New Orleans and Philadelphia.

Jane Cassidy, from "Invisible Like Gravity," Lafayette, La. Jane Cassidy, from "Invisible Like Gravity," Lafayette, La. Jane Cassidy, from "Invisible Like Gravity," Lafayette, La. 

Recent media and exhibitions:

2018

  • The Undersea Well, Montgomery (Ala.) Museum of Fine Arts (June)

2017

  • projection mapping project, O’Brien’s Castle, Inis Oírr, Ireland (Winter Solstice)
  • Na Lonnai Mor An Suaimhneas, screening, Sound/Image Conference, Greenwich University, London, UK
  • artist residency, Aras Éanna Arts Centre on Inis Oírr, Ireland (July)
  • Long Since The Sun Has Set – solo exhibition, Tahoe Underground Film Festival, Nevada
  • Invisible Like Gravity, Acadiana Center For The Arts, Lafayette, Louisiana

2016

2015

2014

  • The Air Is Free (MFA thesis exhibition), Tulane, New Orleans

2013

  • Swells for the Night Season (solo exhibition), Parse Gallery, New Orleans

Jane Cassidy, "Square Ball," 2015 Frimaire Is The Color, installation at Luna Fete, Arts Council New Orleans, by Jane Cassidy Jane Cassidy, "Purple Tinges Pearl Buttoned Bangled Billy," 2015 Jane Cassidy, "Frimaire Is The Color," installation, New Orleans, Dec. 2015

  • They Upped Their Game After the Oranges, Parse Gallery, New Orleans (video below)

Jane Cassidy, "Purple Tinges Pearl Buttoned Bangled Billy 2," 2015 Jane Cassidy, "Out On A Limb," 2015 Jane Cassidy, Music For Cars At Night On Country Roads

Jane Cassidy on Vimeo

Education

M.F.A., Tulane University (2014)