Wendy Jacob: Chairs, Blimps, and Tightropes

Artist Wendy Jacob's work includes sculpture and installation that explores the potential and therapeutic value of direct physical sensation. These projects include breathing walls and ceilings, tightropes through living rooms and chairs that embrace. Jacob's practice is collective, and has involved working with circus performers, water-polo players, homeowners, and scientists. Since 1989, she has also been part of the Haha, whose site-based projects and public interventions have been shown internationally. Jacob's work has been exhibited in museums and galleries in the United States and Europe, including the Centre Georges-Pompidou, Mass MoCA, Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego. Jacob is an assistant professor of Visual Arts at MIT.