Jessica Tucker (aka Fetter) is a media artist and electronic musician based between Amsterdam and Chicago. Inspired by histories of technology as well as diverse spiritual and scientific definitions of consciousness, Tucker’s work playfully examines how interactions between bodies, words, and technologies reshape selfhood. Through electronic music, video, and sculpture, she emphasizes physically performative use of technologies to remap media debris across virtual and touchable materials. Like guided rituals, her performances and installations are immersive experiences that unearth other dimensions of self.
Tucker holds an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where she is currently Lecturer in the Film, Video, New Media, and Animation department. She previously studied at Wellesley College, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam. She has performed and exhibited her work throughout Europe and the USA at a variety of venues, including Rewire Festival, FOAM Museum of Photography, Goethe Institut (Amsterdam), the Van Gogh Museum, Mana Contemporary Chicago, and Ausland (Berlin). She has been supported by grants and scholarships from the Chicago Artists Coalition, the Thoma Foundation, the Mondriaan Fund, the Amsterdam Fund for the Arts (AFK), and the Prins Bernhard Culture Fund.