Jesseca Ferguson: Cabinet of Curiosity
A film by Roberto Mighty
Release: September 2016
Genre: Documentary Profile
Running Time: 12 Minutes, 45 seconds
Color, High Definition
“Jesseca Ferguson: cabinet of curiosity” is a new biographical profile of internationally renowned book artist, collage maker and pinhole photographer Jesseca Ferguson. The film takes us behind-the-scenes to Ferguson’s amazing studio loft, with its collection of 19th-century books, taxidermy, animal bones and exotic ephemera from her lifetime of collecting curious objects. Ferguson shares her artistic processes and the thinking behind her extraordinary creativity. We also visit an exhibit of Ferguson’s work at an art museum; explore her art-making techniques; and discuss a current music/art collaboration with her husband, composer Mark Pevsner.
Intimate interviews reveal Ferguson’s unusual upbringing and its effect on her artwork. “Jesseca Ferguson: cabinet of curiosity” brings viewers into the creative mind of one of America’s celebrated “handmade art” practitioners.
About Jesseca Ferguson
Jesseca Ferguson works with pinhole photography, 19th century photo processes and collage. Her pinhole photographs and collaged “photo objects” have been included in solo and group exhibitions in the United States and Europe. Artist residencies include MacDowell Colony and 3rd International Artists’ Colony of Debrecen, Hungary. Her work has been published in a number of books, catalogues, and articles on the subject of handmade photography in the US and abroad. Jesseca lives and works in Boston, MA, and currently teaches at The School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University. MFA, Tufts University; BFA, Massachusetts College of Art; AB (magna cum laude), Harvard University. www.museumofmemory.com