Rachel Johnson

Henna ‘N Placenta

Video, sculpture and installation 

plastic sheeting, aerosol paint, wire, liquid latex, Hask “henna n’ placenta, tyvek, mylar, hair of the artist, ‘natural’ conditioner bottles.

structure diameter 6’, height 10’ | video 9.30

Fall 2013

Performance exploring the narcissistic portrayal of a moral self through consumer items and the heightened presentation of a moral self through frequent online representations as well as underscoring the heightened currency of and expectations of efficacy of taboo substances based in sacrifice and ritual and the contrasting desire for sordid potency/fertility and sterile, clean, white, fragrant purity in female culture.

8 Apr 2014 / Reblogged from r-e-j--u-s-a with 3 notes

r-e-j—u-s-a:

Rachel Johnson

Excerpt from Public Pools

HD digital video

4:15

2013-present

This is a short sequence from a documentary I currently in the process of editing. The documentary seeks out the roles of the public pool in a community and how it creates public space. Observational footage and interviews discover the deep sense of healing individuals find in water and its role in personal growth as well as community interaction.

8 Apr 2014 / Reblogged from r-e-j--u-s-a with 4 notes

Free Trial sample from Togetherness Tank installation.

sound by Jeff Rehnlund

3 Apr 2014 / 2 notes

3 Apr 2014 / 2 notes

 An instance on I-54 W

3 Apr 2014 / 2 notes

Video is an appropriated progression of Lindsay Lohan aging throughout the years that has been bisected into green and red and strobes rapidly to give an impression of both simultaneous co-existance of both poles and an overall predominance of blue in the combined image. Audio is a BI- naural ization of two of Lohan’s songs 1) “That Girl” from Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen - a precocious pop self actualization of a girl setting out to achieve her dreams 2) “Confessions of a Broken Heart (Daughter to Father)” a heart-wrenching pop ballad written to her absent and abusive and alcoholic father. I turned these two songs into binaural frequencies- stereo tones that have a difference of between 10-30 Hz that, when separated to right and left ears by use of a headphone are perceived as one beating tones as they are mixed at a rapid speed by the brain. This process within the brain also alters the state of the brains functioning when experienced over a period of time.

Wear headphones for optimal experience.

(REJ)

29 Jan 2014 / 3 notes

Swear

Swollen lids without cease, softer than salt

Wolves every night.

Swollen open unto splitting

14 Jan 2014 / 3 notes

Patron saint of Salvation Army

Patron saint of Salvation Army

30 Dec 2013 / 9 notes

( hand  processed deer hide )

 2013

8 Dec 2013 / 5 notes

print yr next best friend

print yr next best friend

8 Dec 2013 / 1 note