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

I Beg You
I Beg You

I Beg You

Do Tell
Do Tell

Do Tell

Ridiculous Us
Ridiculous Us

Ridiculous Us

You and Me Having Tea
You and Me Having Tea

You and Me Having Tea

Never Ever (II)
Never Ever (II)

Never Ever (II)

With Pleasure
With Pleasure

With Pleasure

Atta You
Atta You

Atta You

Enlist
Enlist

Enlist

Adjust
Adjust

Adjust

Add Just
Add Just

Add Just

O My Friend
O My Friend

O My Friend

9 For 1 For 9
9 For 1 For 9

9 For 1 For 9

RIGHT NOW
RIGHT NOW

RIGHT NOW

O Do It
O Do It

O Do It

Readyes
Readyes

Readyes

Attention!
Attention!

Attention!

I Do
I Do

I Do

Core Score
Core Score

Core Score

SOS
SOS

SOS

Until Then
Until Then

Until Then

Foolish Modern Thought
Foolish Modern Thought

Foolish Modern Thought

Red Code Red
Red Code Red

Red Code Red

You'll See
You'll See

You'll See

Outlast
Outlast

Outlast

Ever Cage
Ever Cage

Ever Cage

Go Look
Go Look

Go Look

Revolving Door
Revolving Door

Revolving Door

Sure
Sure

Sure

+.+
+.+

+.+

Sincerely
Sincerely

Sincerely

Re-mind Yourself
Re-mind Yourself

Re-mind Yourself

Me Save Me
Me Save Me

Me Save Me

Who You Love
Who You Love

Who You Love

Traffic Is
Traffic Is

Traffic Is

Becoming
Becoming

Becoming

Again
Again

Again

Do You?
Do You?

Do You?

There There
There There

There There

Do Them Done
Do Them Done

Do Them Done

Up N Up
Up N Up

Up N Up

Do It Anyway
Do It Anyway

Do It Anyway

Turn
Turn

Turn

Get Busy
Get Busy

Get Busy

Lie Sexist (Bisquick Yo)
Lie Sexist (Bisquick Yo)

Lie Sexist (Bisquick Yo)

Remember
Remember

Remember

Think
Think

Think

Come In, Come In
Come In, Come In

Come In, Come In

Go Chica Go
Go Chica Go

Go Chica Go