ARTIST TALK + SCREENING
Please join EAI for an artist talk and screening with acclaimed multimedia artist Shana Moulton. In her first artist talk in New York City, Moulton will speak about her approach to video and her focus on character-driven performance and narrative. Brought to life most frequently in her ongoing and ambitious project Whispering Pines, Moulton's work encompasses a series of episodic single-channel video works, immersive video installations, and live performances incorporating interactive video backdrops. During her presentation, Moulton will lead the audience through the development of her project and her characters, screening the newest videos from the Whispering Pines series, including Whispering Pines 9 (2009, 10:03 min) and The Sentimental Futurist (2009, 4:51 min), as well as documentation of recent performance and rarely-seen experiments. A Q&A session with the artist will follow.
Shana Moulton studied at the University of California, Berkeley and Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, where she received her MFA. Moulton has also attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Skowhegan, Maine, and studied at De Ateliers in Amsterdam. Her video work has been screened and exhibited internationally, including at Art in General, New York; Migros Museum, Zurich; Contemporary Museum of Art, Uppsala; Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin/Madrid, Paris; Aurora, Edinburgh; Dark Light Festival, Dublin; Impakt Festival, Utrecht; Internationale Kurzfilmtage, Oberhausen; Broadway 1602, New York; and Gimpel Fils, London. Moulton's performances have been presented at venues including The Kitchen, New York; PERFORMA 09, New York; Aurora Picture Show, Houston; Electronic Arts Intermix, New York; The Bluecoat, Liverpool; and Socrates Sculpture Park, New York; among others.
This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the Experimental Television Center. The Experimental Television Center's Presentation Funds Program is supported by the New York State Council on the Arts.