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Janene Higgins’ videos and digital media have been described as “abstract narratives: undefinable journeys filled with sudden layerings and allurings.” Her videoart began as a direct offshoot of her work in motion design, incorporating collage, text, and image-layering into a time-based artform. Her work in video includes single channel pieces, installation, live video performance, and projection design for theater. She has collaborated with many preeminent composers and improvisors of New Music. Her work has been performed and exhibited at 2018 Ruhrtriennale, The New York Video Festival at Lincoln Center; Documenta in Kassel, Germany; numerous NYC performance venues i.e. Roulette, Experimental Intermedia, and Eyebeam Art + Technology Center; The Museum of Contemporary Art, Lyon; City of Women festival, Slovenia; Art Institute of Chicago. Forthcoming: her video “Over Water: Transitive States” will be presented at the 2021 Venice Biennale, architecture pavillion, and projection design for the opera “Die Grösste Fugue” premiering at the Beethoven festival BTHVN 2021 in Bonn, Germany.

Higgins holds a bachelor’s degree from The State University of New York at Albany, and has worked professionally as an art director in New York since 1986, initially in editorial design. Her work appeared in such magazines as Esquire, Working Woman, and Fame, culminating in three years as an art director for Vanity Fair. Her layouts have been featured in Communication Arts and Art Direction magazine. Moving over to the music industry, she became a manager of marketing design, supervising the art direction of over 100 CD packages + marketing collateral for such clients as Island Records, RCA Victor, TVT, London Records, and a wide variety of independent labels. Recent professional work includes her video art as well as motion graphics. She has created videos for Bath & Body Works, Ralph Lauren Fragrances, as well as motion graphics and animations for the windows of Saks Fifth Avenue in New York City.

Higgins has organized seven events for MOMA PS1’s Clocktower Gallery in Tribeca, NYC. These included “Release”, an evening of solo performances by a sampling of New York’s foremost noise musicians; and “Timebomb”, a four-night series of music, poetry, film/video, and cyberculture. This series was documented in the CD release Timebomb: Live At The Clocktower Gallery issued by PS1. She has given workshops on her approach to projection design at A.I.R. gallery, New York City (“Women/Talk/Art/Technology” series), the Watson Festival at Carnegie Mellon University, and the Chelsea Art Museum (“Introductions” series, presented by the Electronic Music Foundation).