B. Wijshijer is a research-based artist working within digital media and video installation. Wijshijer utilizes online trends and subcultures to deconstruct mediated intimacies and personas on digital platforms. Informed by acceleration aesthetics, their work plays with excess and artifice to interrogate the ways in which late capitalism affects our digital lives. Wijshijer received their BFA in Printmaking from OCAD University in 2017 and an MFA from the University of Waterloo in 2020.
Why did you get involved in this project?
A friend sent me information about the project and I loved the premise!
Did the one week turn-around for the work help or hinder your creativity?
I think it helped me with being more intuitive with what I made.
How did you feel about working on a project where you didn’t know who you were collaborating with?
It was nice to give up some control and I was really excited about seeing how my editing changed with the addition of sound.
Has being involved in the project changed your thoughts on creativity?
I’ve worked on another collab with a similar structure, so not exactly, but both experiences make me want to do more playful and collaborative work.