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Exclusive Episode #096: From her home in New Haven, Connecticut, Jessica Stockholder discusses the strength of form and the difficulty in articulating the meaning behind abstract shapes. A pioneer of multimedia genre-bending installations, Jessica Stockholders site-specific interventions and autonomous floor and wall pieces have been described as paintings in space. Her work is energetic, cacophonous, and idiosyncratic, but closer observation reveals formal decisions about color and composition, and a tempering of chaos with control. Learn more about Jessica Stockholder at: http://www.art21.org/artists/jessica-stockholder VIDEO | Producer: Wesley Miller and Nick Ravich. Interview: Susan Sollins. Camera: Mead Hunt. Sound: Merce Williams. Editor: Jenny Chiurco and Mary Ann Toman. Artwork Courtesy: Jessica Stockholder.