Awardees from Chicago’s competitive Artadia Fund will be featured in the DiverseWorks’s exhibition The North Wind and The Sun, highlighting innovative artists. Likewise, flickerlounge will feature two inventive artists working with video and performance, Michelle Handelman and Carol Saft.
Michelle Handelman works in the tradition of feminist body artists who use their bodies not just as makers of the work, but as agents of the work. Handelman states, “My work can be described by theorist, Helene Cixous’ ideas of Visceral Feminism: aggressively traversing the corporeal landscape in it’s various forms of excess and undress, while simultaneously giving it up for the viewer in an overflow of visual and psychological sensations.”
Carol Saft creates weird and wonderful videos about her brother Todd. Like video ‘dispatches’ from the suburban frontlines, the fantasy roles Todd enacts explore the epic side of safety in an otherwise banal world of house alarms and gated developments. Todd is a sort of Everyman: post-Industrial, post 9-11, post-Post-Modern, and there are few heroic moments in such a life as Todd himself asserts, “I am just a man trapped in a man’s body.”
flickerlounge is a season-long cinematic experience featuring an eclectic lineup of rotating full-length films, shorts and video presentations to accompany visual arts exhibitions in the Main Gallery. Lounge. Watch. Learn.
For more information on Aurora Picture Show, click HERE.