Jeff Cain                      

Blindspot, 2017
HD video
Exhibition location: Astronomical Museum Theatre
Photo credit: Eden Batki

Blindspot is a video that uses 100 years of sunspot observational drawings from Mt Wilson’s 150 Solar Tower with manipulated video footage and animation to speculate the connection of celestial and terrestrial landscapes.

Jeff Cain is an artist, designer, and curator whose studio, the Shed Research Institute, explores site-specific and interdisciplinary research projects.  His work has been featured in the Getty Museum’s California Video, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, and many other southern California art spaces, and internationally in the Busan Biannual, Havana Biannual, the Lisbon Architecture Triennale, and the Center for Contemporary Art in Kyiv, Ukraine.  He was the Exhibition Designer and Adjunct Media Curator for University of California/Riverside ARTSblock, where he organized Render: New Construction in Video Art with Jennifer Frias; Matt Lipps: Horizons; and Asher Hartman: Halfway to Vegas. Cain also organized Utopia! at the LA County Fair, which was the first photo exhibition curated through online crowd sourcing, and the radio programming for his project RHZ Radio, which was a finalist for the Prix Ars Electonica in digital communities. He has received grants from the California Community Foundation, The Center for Cultural Inquiry, the National Endowment of the Arts. Cain is an Assistant Professor of Teaching at the University of Southern California Roski School of Fine Arts.