- Deborah Vankin, The Los Angeles TImes
Julie Weitz is a visual artist, writer and educator based in Los Angeles. Her videos and photographs consider the psychological, physiological and social dimensions of virtual experience and her installations examine our bodily relationship to the screen and moving image. She uses physical props, often cast from her own body, and employs practical film effects to construct sensuous worlds devoid of humans but filled with the desire for somatic connection. Weitz's current project Humdog is inspired by the writings and life of cyber-pioneer Carmen Hermosillo. Her immersive exhibition Touch Museum (2015-2016) combined multiple video installations and a Youtube channel to explore the perceptual phenomenon known as Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response (ASMR). In 2017, LAXART commissioned Weitz to create a 5-channel video environment Hungry Ghosts at Union Night Club in Los Angeles. In April 2018, her new video series My Golem will appear on digital billboards in West Hollywood presented by Innovation Foundation and WEHO Arts. Weitz has had solo exhibitions at Young Projects (Los Angeles), Eastern Star Gallery (Los Angeles), Chimento Contemporary (Los Angeles), Cunthaus (Tampa, FL) and The Suburban (Oak Park, IL). Her work has been featured in Artforum, Art in America, The L.A. Times, The New York Times, L.A. Confidential, Photograph Magazine, Hyperallergic and on KCRW Art Talk. Before moving to Los Angeles in 2013, Weitz was a tenured professor at the University of South Florida. She currently teaches in L.A. and is a regular contributor at Contemporary Art Review Los Angeles.
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