I despise violence and yet many of the films I chose to watch rejoice in it. I have volunteered my time towards environmental stewardship and two weeks later been consumed with the thrill of watching a car set to flames at a monster truck rally.


Acknowledging a balance between my personal reverence and irreverence towards cultural values, intellectual purists, and aesthetic refinement is central to the work I make. The desire to flirt with the dangerous forces of human absurdity, set against the tension

of a deep sorrow found in their truth; this is my food for thought.


Jacob Troester

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