Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Marie Alarcón's video installation show, BANISHED, opens February 10, 6-9pm
Opening reception: Friday, Feb. 10, 6-9pm, refreshments served
Additional viewing times: Fridays Feb. 17, 24, & March 2, 3-7pm
Location: 40ST AIR Gallery, 4007 Chestnut St, 1st floor
Marie Alarcón is a Philadelphia-based video and installation artist. Her videos are collages of texture and light, often set in the majestic natural environs of eastern Pennsylvania. Inspired by liminality, hybridity and memory, her work is influenced by gender and race and pushes to create new mythologies rather then create "true histories."
Through the use of surreal effects created by pushing the capabilities of the camera itself, she creates intense dreamscapes and fantastical visions in which the viewers can lose themselves. Alarcón also teaches non-fiction and documentary workshops to both youth and adults, and has been involved in community media for the past 10 years.
Banished is a curation of Alarcón's short video and installation pieces dealing with transformation. The idea behind Banished is both cathartic expulsion and violent removal, sometimes initiated by the subject, and at other times imposed by another.
Alarcón will be screening her most recent piece MAGIcicada, a 5 minute video that follows a magical ritual of transformation created through live action, animation, and video collage. She will also premiere She Lost Her Wings Before She Could Fly, a video of devotion and the realities it obscures.
Check out the teaser: http://mariedaphnie.tumblr.com/
Posted by hadleypaint at 10:17 AM