Bryn Mawr, PA
John Muse is currently an Assistant Professor of Independent College Programs at Haverford College. In 2012-13 he was the Postdoctoral Fellow in Visual Studies at the John B. Hurford Center for Arts and Humanities. From 2009 to 2012 he served as Visiting Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature and the Center’s Exhibitions Faculty Liaison. He was the Center’s 2007-2009 Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellow. His single-channel videotapes and multi-media installations have been exhibited throughout the United States and Europe. In 2009 he and frequent collaborator, Jeanne C. Finley, were featured artists at the Flaherty Seminar curated by Irina Leimbacher. In 2001 Muse and Finley received a Rockefeller Foundation Media Arts Fellowship for their experimental documentary project, Age of Consent. In 1999 they received a Creative Capital Foundation Award. In 1995 they received Artist in Residence fellowships from the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center. The Patricia Sweetow Gallery in San Francisco represents his installation works and the Video Data Bank distributes his single-channel works.
Jeanne C. Finley is a media artist who works in experimental and documentary forms including film, video, photography, installation, internet and site specific public works.Artist Bio
John MuseArtist Bio
Loss Prevention combines documentary and fictional elements to tell the story of Irene, who was arrested at the age of 79 for stealing a bottle of aspirin from a Miami Wal-Mart and sentenced to ten weeks of Senior Citizen Shoplifting Prevention School. Narrated through the voice of her daughter, this film explores the alienation of aging and the evolving relationship between a daughter and an elderly mother. The visual material combines the lush Florida landscape with intimate Super-8 footage to create a subtle meditation on the conflicts of parent and child, boredom and pleasure, accident and intention, authority and subterfuge.
San Francisco, CA
Jeanne C. Finley is a media artist who works in experimental and documentary forms including film, video, photography, installation, internet and site specific public works. Her work has been exhibited in international institutions including the Guggenheim Museum, SF and NY Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum and the George Pompidou Center. She has been the recipient of many grants including a Rockefeller Media Arts Fellowship, Guggenheim Fellowship, Cal Arts/Alpert Award, National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships and the Phelan Award. Since 1989 she has worked in collaboration with John Muse on many installation and video projects including Manhole 452 (2011), Flatland (2007), Clockwork (2006) and Catapult (2005). Finley was an Artist-in-Residence at the Camargo Foundation in Cassis, France, in 2008 and The Headlands Center for the Arts in 2005. In 2001 she received an Arts-Link Fellowship to Sarajevo to create a film and website with Bosnian media artists. In 1990 Finley received a Fulbright Fellowship to Yugoslavia where she directed programs for Radio/TV Belgrade. In 1994 she was an Artist-in-Residence in Istanbul, Turkey, through a grant from the Lila Wallace Readers Digest Foundation.