An enduring theme in her work is the revealing of what comes to matter in our entanglements with machines. Her most recent body of work memorialises the invisible labours and persistent materials that support contemporary remembering. These installations are kinetic and living monuments to the haunting remains of dead new media. She practiced a geology of media, imagining herself as part sculptor, part future archaeologist; just as sculptors draw their material from the earth to study processes of changes and archaeologists may eventually unearth the residue of contemporary culture.
Her approach is collaborative, her work shaped by the material practices of many bodies, including the materiality of discourse. Jiann recently completed a practice-led PhD, titled ‘Speculative Fabulations for our Sensor Society’, she developed an aesthetics of countervailance. Exploiting biosensing technologies and exposing bodies of data, she explored how biocapitalist modes of production are shifting our experience of bodily boundaries, manifesting the human body as increasingly quantifiable and controllable.
Her approach is collaborative, her work shaped by the material practices of many bodies, including the materiality of discourse.
A graduate from the Sydney Film School, Jiann was awarded a Masters degree in Community Cultural Development from the University of New South Wales, Sydney. Her work has been encountered both within and outside the gallery and has been exhibited in Australia, Hungary, Ireland, New Zealand and the UK.