Hey everyone. I hope everyone is staying safe and healthy. Spring time has arrived and I’ve been trying to enjoy walks in the woods. Otherwise, I am teaching art classes remotely and wondering about the future, as I am sure everyone else is in this uncertain times.
For today, I am interviewing Valery Jung Estabrook, a multidisciplinary artist exploring culture and the human experience through media and time-based installations. Valery’s work reveals hidden personal histories, allowing others to peer into a private psychological space, with the ultimate goal of outward connection and contributing to ongoing dialogues. She holds an MFA in Painting from Brooklyn College and a BA in Visual Art from Brown University. Valery is currently a Professor of Experimental Sound and Technology at the University of New Mexico. Our conversation occurred this past January up in rural Vermont, where we discussed growing up on an Asian pear farm, thinking about needing momentum, and processing videos in both installations and on the screen. I enjoyed chatting with Valery immensely and I hope you do as well.