Angela Cazel Jahn makes images, sculptures and spaces for people to play in and think about. Her work has shown locally at Stark Gallery, eyelounge, Paulina Miller Gallery, Shemer Art Center, and an experimental venue called trustgallery.
She's participated in group shows in Miami, Austin, Chicago, San Diego, New York, and Toronto. She intends to become a pioneer in the underexplored field of corporate artist-in-residency.
Five things on your inspiration wall:
My hypothetical Inspiration Wall is a wall-shaped, helium-filled, constantly changing idea covered with scraps of paper, photographs, songs, digital bookmarks, and animated projections. It is outfitted with climbing nubs and bungee cords: My family and friends climb around and swing upside-down from it. They keep it anchored so it doesn't float away altogether. Also on the wall are random incidents of people being nice to each other.
What was your last big project?
An art installation made of 100,000 feet of ball chain last fall (pictured below) felt like a big project.
Turns out, finding a good permanent home for it now is a far bigger project. Who knew?
What's your next big project?
The next big project is either made of to-do lists, layered paint chips, or
a half-built 28-foot wooden boat. I'm not entirely certain. I'm actively
collecting to-do lists of all kinds, though, so if you are a list-maker,
please feel free to send one to me c/o 5 Year Plan Project, P.O. box 1470,
Downtown Station, Phoenix, AZ, 85001.
How much do you hate being asked what your next big project is?
Maybe just a tad. Only because big projects never sound as big or as neat, out loud, as they seemed while locked away safely in the back of my mind.
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What's something you want Phoenix to know about you?
No no, Phoenix, I want to know all about YOU. What are you going to be like in fifty years? Will you still exist? Are you really going to become an international anchor for bioscience research and applications? Will the farmer's market sell vat-grown meat when it becomes commercially viable? Will residential grey-water reuse systems eventually be approved and promoted by local officials? Will the next generation of downtown activists build upon the positive changes the current generation has made? ...Is the Pita Jungle in the Gold Spot building downtown ever going to open?
(And, if you're game, what's something you really don't want Phoenix to know about you?)
Organized sports: I just don't get the hype.
The Creatives, so far:
100. Fausto Fernandez
99. Brian Boner
98. Carol Panaro-Smith
97. Jane Reddin
96. Adam Dumper
95. Mayme Kratz
94. Daniel Tantalean
93. Yuri Artibise
92. Lisa Starry
91. Paul Hoeprich
90. Betsy Schneider
89. Mary Shindell
88: Gabriel Utasi
87: Tiffany Egbert