I WANT YOU NEED

D. James Quinn, Laura Oxendine

Over the course of seven years, D.J. Quinn and Laura Oxendine have been collaborating on a range of projects in different media. I WANT YOU NEED reinforces their desire to color the space between visual media and everyday language. What began as a search for inspiration in the midst of corporate chaos grew into an ever-evolving yet intangible dialogue between writer and artist. I WANT YOU NEED, conducted remotely through email and existing solely in a digital space, attempts to integrate text with a visual context, questioning both the content and the shapes letters create.

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About the Work

D. James Quinn

D. James Quinn writes science fiction and listens to late ’90s trip hop when he’s not wasting his time on the internet. At Stetson University, he studied contemporary poetry and weird fiction, and completed a Masters in Writing, Literature, and Publishing at Emerson College. His work has appeared in SPARK, Touchstone, and A Bad Penny Review. Quinn lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts with his fiancée and a grumble of imaginary pugs.

Laura Oxendine

Laura Oxendine is a visual artist specializing in motion graphic design and video editing. Her work screened at the Anthology Film Archives (NY, NY); Montalvo Arts Center (Saratoga, CA); on the Times Square Jumbotron and other public spaces in NYC; Up-and-Coming Festival (Hanover, Germany); Harold Golen Gallery (Miami, FL); and Sonoimagenes Festival in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Laura received an MFA (2008) in Photography, Video, and Related Media with a concentration in digital video from the School of Visual Arts (NY, NY).

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