Fill in the Blanks

Fill in the Blanks by Jessica Esch, is a typelooping series born during the 2020 coronavirus pandemic. Each piece starts with a statement or phrase that Jess wants to dwell on which she then types repeatedly until a conversation emerges. This series plays with both the repetition of daily routines during the pandemic and the centering of mantras in the face of uncertainty. They can be experienced as image and text. 

In creating Fill in the Blanks, Jess drew from her engagement with the Smithsonian's Archives of American Art. Read about her time in the Archives in a two-part blog series published by the Archives: Treasure Trove: Archives as Inspiration and A Friendship Forged in the Archives. View the artist statement. View or download press kit. Also, watch Jess talk about the collection here.

Typeloops start at $350. Pricing available upon request

Wonderfull Wonder
Wonderfull Wonder

Wonderfull Wonder

Good Done
Good Done

Good Done

Here It Is
Here It Is

Here It Is

How Convenient
How Convenient

How Convenient

And/Or
And/Or

And/Or

Never Done
Never Done

Never Done

Welcome Mat
Welcome Mat

Welcome Mat

Chit Chat
Chit Chat

Chit Chat

Go Work It Out
Go Work It Out

Go Work It Out

Holy Cow Wow
Holy Cow Wow

Holy Cow Wow

vi
vi

vi

Tabula Rasa
Tabula Rasa

Tabula Rasa

Keep Old People Old
Keep Old People Old

Keep Old People Old

Home
Home

Home

Bang Baby Bang
Bang Baby Bang

Bang Baby Bang

Re-Do-Over
Re-Do-Over

Re-Do-Over

You Can
You Can

You Can

Brake Before Breakdown
Brake Before Breakdown

Brake Before Breakdown

A Wake Up
A Wake Up

A Wake Up

Crossing
Crossing

Crossing

Best Test
Best Test

Best Test

Shits A Wish
Shits A Wish

Shits A Wish

Let It Be
Let It Be

Let It Be

Infinite Loop
Infinite Loop

Infinite Loop

Will Do
Will Do

Will Do

Escalation
Escalation

Escalation

Torn
Torn

Torn

Beautiful Beyond
Beautiful Beyond

Beautiful Beyond

BOOM
BOOM

BOOM

Dear Readr
Dear Readr

Dear Readr

Let's Go Let Go
Let's Go Let Go

Let's Go Let Go

Contagious
Contagious

Contagious

Clap Clap Clap
Clap Clap Clap

Clap Clap Clap

Typewriter Act
Typewriter Act

Typewriter Act

Society
Society

Society

Ante Up
Ante Up

Ante Up

Our Charge
Our Charge

Our Charge

Come Dance
Come Dance

Come Dance

Pat Pat Pat
Pat Pat Pat

Pat Pat Pat

Listen and See
Listen and See

Listen and See

Write On
Write On

Write On

Nope Nothing
Nope Nothing

Nope Nothing

It's All Right Now
It's All Right Now

It's All Right Now

Yes
Yes

Yes

Hi Ho Oh
Hi Ho Oh

Hi Ho Oh

Good Night
Good Night

Good Night

In The Wings
In The Wings

In The Wings

Hold On
Hold On

Hold On