© Laura J Gerlach
Jaffé shares a sensibility for scale with Jackson Pollock and Richard Serra, as well as a sense for the comedic and the theatrical with Oskar Schlemmer, Robert Wilson and Pina Bausch. Seminal influences were Stanley Kubrick's "2001" and LaMonte Young's "Well Tuned Piano".
For Jaffé's iconic work Wappen Field, 12 chrome plated steel helmets, LED’s, vocal composition and SuperCollider are deployed to create an enveloping installation. Poet Douglas Crase has said “Whether in the immersive dimensions of Wappen Field or the exquisite chamber work Awakening, (an experiential light and soundscape recorded at Walter De Maria’s Lightning Field), she has opened apertures on the sublime which render it visible, audible, and imminent.”
She has exhibited at The New Media Gallery, Vancouver, Beall Center for Art + Technology, Duke University, NYCEMF, WhiteBox, Milton Art Bank, Transylvania University, UICA and solo shows in NY at Bosi Contemporary, Wald & Po Kim Foundation, Susan Berko-Conde Gallery. She was Artist-in-Residence to the Computer Music Department at Brooklyn College and has been awarded residencies at The Newlyn Gallery and Exchange Museum-UK, MacDowell Colony and Djerassi, and grants from NYSCA and Queens Arts Council. Jaffé's video work is in the collection of Listasafn Islands National Gallery of Iceland and her design work is extensively collected by the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Museum at Fashion Institute of Technology and
Palais Galliera - Musée de la Mode de la Ville de Paris..
Jaffé creates immersive installations that use sound as an equal & critical component of the work. She works with sound to expand sculptural experience, as a gestalt to forge new neural connections, by engaging mind & body simultaneously. Sensuously stimulating, bathed in sound & image, her work conjures a compelling aesthetic experience. Visceral and transformative, it penetrates us to our core, where we are receptive to consciousness raising ideas.