Jeff Guess is an artist, curator and professor at the École Nationale Supérieure d'Arts Paris-Cergy. His work is predominantly an artistic and archeological investigation of the technical image and its multifarious entanglements with language and voice. His more recent projects expand upon these considerations, exploring the relations among bodies, communication and computation in disciplines as diverse as spirit phenomena, animal language projects and competitive sports. Recent exhibitions include: Permanent Collection, Centre Pompidou (Paris, 2020), Le Supermarché des Images, Red Brick Art Museum and Jeu de Paume (Beijing, 2021, Paris, 2020) and Snap & Share, SFMOMA (San Francisco, 2019).
The project is based upon the recent NBA Bubble as a testing ground of physical limits, new technologies and models for living in a pandemic and how this closed world became a hotbed for political discourse and action affecting the real world. The facts that the Bubble was embedded within the highly controlled archetype for antiseptic lifestyles, the Walt Disney World theme park, and that Walt Disney had originally planned it as an
Experimental Protocol Community of Tomorrow (EPCOT), a utopian city for the production of happiness, creates an interesting complexity.