“Let’s Be Friends” Jen Clay


Let’s Be Friends

Jen Clay

Airing LIVE on December 13, 2016 at 7:30-8 pm CT

Using a variety of media including video, installation,and performance, Jen Clay constructs narratives that investigate fear and anxiety through recreations of common horror entertainment tropes. Her work is inspired by the playful aesthetic of educational children’s TV shows which can be seen in her use of stop motion animation, overly embellished costumes and puppets that speak directly to the audience. Her work references supernatural and fantastic phenomena juxtaposed with mundane urban and natural surroundings to represent disfunction such as trauma and abuse in familiar places, people and things.

Let’s Be Friends is a performance where The Void, an untrustworthy character that is the manifestation of being afraid of the dark, speaks directly to the audience so that they may become “friends”.


"Lets Be Friends" Jen Clay


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