Jay Belcher's White Noise is centered around a site/time specific floor drawing comprised of 144,000 hand cut paper seeds. These “seeds” have been collected from the works produced over Belcher’s 16 years of practice. Based on a 5 sided geometry, she will arrange the ”seeds” in a configuration that will remain unknown until it happens in the space. Titled “Little Earthquakes” the installation will be ephemeral, as the tiny paper seeds will easily shift with the presence of people in the space. The process will take place from April 5th - 7th and will be recorded.
White Noise additionally features wall pieces typical of Belcher’s now internationally renowned style of works cut by hand from single sheets of white paper. These will consist of new patterns and cuts that are the result of recent experimentation. According to Belcher, each of the works in White Noise has a distinct and unique theme. While the tech- nique is the same, the conceptual beginning of each work and the impulses that brought the work into form are diverse. Each could be perceived as a pre-linguistic existence or message to dissolve into or observe from a safe distance.
Belcher was born in Australia, and currently lives and works in New York City. Her work is held in private collec- tions around the world and she actively exhibits in both gallery and museum shows.