Friday, September 30, 2011

Momentum Tulsa 2011: Spotlight Artist Jessica Tankersley

As a part of Momentum Tulsa, three artists received $1,500 Momentum Spotlight commissions to create new artwork. The Momentum Spotlight artists receive cash commissions and three months of interaction with the guest curators. Selected Momentum Spotlight artists are Brian Letzig of Stillwater, Jacquelyn Sparks of Oklahoma City, and Jessica Tankersley of Norman.

For Tankersley's Twitter Heart project, she is creating an electronic sculpture that will appear to have a life of its own, with a rhythmic beat similar to a heart. The sculpture's "heart beat" however, actually depends on the word "heart" appearing on the social networking site Twitter. If no "heart" tweets are found, the sculpture will cease to move. Tankersley is a student at OU, studying Media Arts.

Read more about the Momentum Spotlight projects in the Sept/Oct issue of Art Focus Oklahoma.

Momentum Tulsa opens Saturday, October 8 from 8-Midnight at Living Arts, 307 E. Brady, Tulsa, featuring live music by The Parakeet Chiefs and DEERPEOPLE. Tickets are $7 in advance and $10 at the door. 

The exhibition will remain on display through October 27. More information at

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