Rebecca Weisman & Lida Winfield
July 1 to August 13, 2016
Skin Ego: an exploration between boundaries, nature and the imaginary
Rebecca Weisman is a Vermont based video installation artist whose work uses body, performance, site specificity, and the natural world to explore hidden or psychological dimensions of reality. Known for both her single-channel videos, and large-scale video installations, she weaves together ideas about the body, gender, psychoanalysis, landscape, and non-human life. Her installations use video, sound, and sculptural objects to tell deconstructed stories that are often fragmented, process-based, and rich with free-associations.
Rebecca Weisman uses many mediums/media in site-specific installations and films, often self-producing shows in unlikely venues and locations: the Oregon desert, vacant urban buildings, a Vermont mountaintop, her home. She has shown work nationally and internationally, most recently in two Burlington, VT-based site-specific shows, An Order at the former Saint Joseph’s Orphanage (2015), and Conceal/Reveal, co-sponsored by Overnight Projects and Burlington City Arts (2016). Weisman lectures and publishes scholarly essays on the intersection of philosophy and art, most recently a project on “Dark Ecology and the Abject” at the International Zizek Studies conference, Cincinnati later published in the International Journal for Zizek Studies (2015). She holds an MFA in Interdisciplinary Art from Goddard College, teaches undergraduate courses in art and theory, and is the Director of the Institute of the Arts, Global Center for Advanced Studies.
Lida Winfield is a Vermont based dance artist. She develops and creates dances that are quirky, provocative, and physically honest. Lida challenges herself and her audiences to participate in dance as an open dialogue. Her dances tell stories, ask questions, explore limits, and celebrate beauty in what is awkward, raw, and vulnerable. She is inspired by the human capacity to cope, to imagine and to transform. Her work is informed by wilderness, socioeconomic divides, disabilities, access, the search for place or home, the magical and the quiet details of everyday life.
Lida Winfield is an accomplished dancer, choreographer and spoken word artist. Since 2006 she has created original solo, duet and group work; merging storytelling, dance and visual art to create captivating and poignant performances that have taken place on and off the stage. Lida has traveled nationally and internationally as a performer and educator working with diverse populations in conventional and unconventional settings. In 2011 she earned a Master of Fine Arts in Interdisciplinary Arts from Goddard College with a focus on the transformative power of the expressive arts.
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