Kayce Bayer, Afterlife, animation
American, b. 1979, playing from Chicago, IL, USA
Kayce Bayer is an interdisciplinary artist and educator living in Chicago. Originally from North Florida, Kayce received her BA from Florida State University, and MFA from the Memphis College of Art. With drawing, video, installation, and performance, she exhibits nationwide and performs locally. As a teacher, creative event organizer, and stuff-maker, Kayce is engaged in art as a means to inspire wonder, explore personal narratives, and create community. Also a musician and dedicated collaborator, she is the other half of musical project Jacques Hammer & Wanda Drug and curatorial/production experiment Good Stuff House.
Website: www.kaycebayer.com Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thoughts on the Telephone process
I was excited to have a new problem to solve, and interested in being completely open to responding in whichever medium seemed best. The turnaround was fast, but I decided to make a simple animation after much thought about the work I was responding to. In reading the previous work, I felt a strong responsibility to “get it,” whereas when I usually read art, I enjoy leaving questions unanswered. I was also a bit worried that I might have it wrong, and didn’t want to be disrespectful to the previous artist. What I gleaned most from the work was a sparkle, a twinkling, a blinking of light that fades in and out and continues on forever…a cycle, a warmness, a comfort in reflection. So that’s the feeling I went on.