I make art by animating, psychoanalysis, and discovery through the Dérive. La barricade ferme la rue mais ouvre la voie. “I want the imagination to seize power and revolutionize cinema as it is today.” –Una pelicula de Alejandro Jodorowsky
I create, edit, and repurpose my physical and 3–dimensional subconscious imagery/animations/film to build expressionist video~game landscapes of trauma
and offer a virtual reality pathway of recovery through it.
“a mode of experimental behavior linked to the conditions of urban society: a technique of rapid passage through varied ambiances.” –Guy Debord
photo by Austin Covell___
Janella Mele is a Squid Situationist artist who washed up on Plum Island, Massachusetts in 1989. She makes giant, emotional monsters on anything surfaces, building Virtual Reality worlds through Unity, and repurposing her parasite paintings as a skin landscape in 3D animating and programing.
Janella transferred from Northern Essex Community College and studied how to art at Tufts/SMFA (BFA 2018), where she received the Melissa Beth Myers award in recognition of academic excellence, personal growth, and resilience. In her first solo exhibition Reclaimed Voice, Janella collaged a living installation out of Gallery 263, and morphed the space into a cocooned time–capsule with all the art made during her 2016–17 trauma recovery process. She is currently expanding from that emotional dissection in making her first feature length 2D/3D animated experimental and Virtual Reality film with collaborative partner Daniel Scot.
Janella is the artist of Team EmotiVR ~ // a Virtual Reality Experience that taps open your Surrealist Subconscious through the 5 Stages of Grief // ~
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