Jess Bass uses play as both a process and aesthetic, anthropomorphizing everyday and discarded materials to build mimetic and uncanny performances and installations. Her work has been exhibited at Spring/Break Art Show, Detroit Art Week, Comfort Station, Terrain Biennial, Patient Info, and Site Gallery, and has been featured in The New York Times, Hyperallergic, ArtNews, PASTE, Fader, and MTV.
See/Saw, 2020, Kinetic papier-mâché installation, 8 x 10 ft.
Ferry, 2020, Music video for Moontype, costumes, choreography, and video editing, 5:29 mins.
Goo & Ooo, 2020, Material exploration of a non-Newtonian putty, 1:00 min.
Framing, 2021, Performance with multiple cardboard cutout bodies/costumes, 3:05 mins.
Look Our Way, 2021, Installation featuring a blue Tube Man inside of borrowed White Camry