Moderated by Peter Hauser
Thursday, March 29 12:20-1:45pm at NTID's Student Development Center 1300/1310
"As an artist and writer, my work is an investigation of communication and language, often filtered through my deafness and native sign language. Another important filter in my body of work is a central, longtime artistic and practical collaborator, Oliver Pouliot. As sign language interpreter, Oliver is a living, breathing, fleshed transporter of my words, thoughts, vulnerabilities, and desires - the very phenomenon that my work attempts to explore. We will present two video works which make up the Extractions series. These works cut out spoken language from the vocal statements of men who were asked to talk about emotional experiences close to their cores - leaving only involuntary facial expressions, tics, and inadvertent physical reveals which are then edited with an eye towards finding rhythm and pattern in these unconscious communications. I would like to present these works as veering towards the abstract end of the communicative spectrum - and the spectrum of masculinity, control and power. Alongside, I would like to present a joint performance with Oliver which will also explore overt and hidden communication, physicality, control, and power."--Louise Stern
Come celebrate the success of Ellen Mansfield's Retrospective. The reception starts at 5pm and ends at 7pm. The event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be provided.
Ellen Mansfield will give a presentation about her life's work as an artist on Thursday, February 8.
Gallery talk starts at 11am and ends at 12:20pm. The event is free and open to the public.
January 26 Schedule of Events at the Dyer Arts Center. Interpreters have been requested.
3:30PM: Nancy Rourke gives a talk about De'VIA Central Facebook Challenges
4:30PM: Participating Artists give a talk about their works
5:30-7PM: Reception and optional art activities
Buy your ticket here: http://www.ntid.rit.edu/ntidweb/pdf/DeafMute_Ticket_Order_Form.pdf