Born in 1977 in Vancouver, Canada. Lives and works in Berlin, Germany.
Jeremy Shaw is a multimedia artist whose films, music, installations, and performances reference scientific and cultural discourses around transcendental experiences and experiments that lead to altered states of consciousness. Shaw’s documentary-style visual language and use of outdated film stocks create temporal dissonances within his semi-fictional explorations of futuristic, cult-like groups exploring the various virtual, chemical, social, and spiritual means of achieving states of euphoria, often with dance as a core element of their practices. Using music to trigger emotional responses, Shaw draws viewers into voyeuristic investigations of the ecstasy of others and the vicarious pleasure experienced in looking.