For Jason’s Room, American artist Ann Hirsch creates a bedroom for her male alter ego, Jason Biddies. Jason is just a simple bro, trying to find his way in a time of shifting socio-political landscapes. Videos in Jason’s bedroom give a glimpse into Jason’s past, present, and future, and delve into his relationships with intimacy, sexuality, and sense of self-worth.
Ann Hirsch is a video and performance artist, who examines the influence of technology on popular culture and gender. Her immersive research has included becoming a YouTube camwhore with over two million video views and an appearance as a contestant on Frank the Entertainer…In a Basement Affair on Vh1. She was awarded a Rhizome commission for her two-person play Playground which debuted at the New Museum, New York and was premiered by South London Gallery at Goldsmiths College. Hirsch has been an artist in residence at Yaddo, Atlantic Center for the Arts, and Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. Recent solo shows include MIT List Visual Arts Center and the New Museum’s online project space First Look.
Ann Hirsch’ newly commissioned exhibition Jason’s Room coincides with a brand-new performance at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam in October 2019.
Jason’s Room is made possible with the kind support of PXL-MAD School of Arts, the Flemish Authorities and the City of Hasselt, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam and Arcadia Missa, London.