Jessica Wilson, Smile Driver, 2019 (still). Computer generated animation; 7:56 min. Courtesy the artist and PAGE (NYC)

Jessica Wilson creates computer-generated animations that explore the entangled relationships between physical and virtual realms. Mining the vast library of motion data that exists on the internet—bodily movements that have been uploaded by unknown authors around the world—Wilson brings her static objects ‘to life.’ Their meticulously detailed textures and embodied actions appear uncannily habitual, almost automatic. However, underneath their encoded surfaces emerges a composite portrait of human behavior and desire—collective sets of subtle, yet contagious, gesture and emotion.