Magic for Beginners
Magic for Beginners examines the mythologies found in fan culture, from longing to obsession to psychic connections. The need for such connections (whether real or imaginary) as well as the need for an emotional release that only fantasy can deliver are explored.
Jesse McLean is a media artist and educator whose research is motivated by a deep curiosity about human behavior and relationships, especially as presented and observed through mediated images. She has presented her work at museums, galleries, and film festivals worldwide including the International Film Festival Rotterdam, Venice Film Festival, Transmediale, 25 FPS Festival, European Media Arts Festival, Ann Arbor Film Festival, Images Festival, Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis, Impakt, CPH:DOX, Kassel Docs, Interstate Projects, PPOW Gallery, Museum of Contemporary Art, Detroit, and Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago.