Staging the Non-Human Character: Animal, Alien, or Architecture (Symposium / Streaming)

wearable architecture from Object of Her Affection, photo Steve Gunther

Saturday, January 22, 2022, I will be discussing the creation and development of Object of Her Affection at the symposium, Staging the Non-Human Character; Animal, Alien, or Architecture. with Maria Camia, Nick Lehane, Basil Twist, and moderator, Dr. Paulette Richards. The symposium, part of the Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival will be streaming at on HowlRound at 11:00 AM EST / 10:00AM CST / 9:00AM PST.

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Simone Gad (1947-2021)

I first became aware of Simone Gad running into her at art openings where she was often accompanied by Sheree Rose. I heard that Simone was a former child actor and outsider artist, but didn’t know her all that well. That all changed one day when Sean Meredith suggested we partner for an exhibition at Track 16.

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Jim Henson Foundation (Support)

photo: Richard Termine

On January 22, 2020, the Jim Henson Foundation announced its 2020 awards, including a workshop grant for Model Killer: Giant Crimes + Tiny Cover-Ups. In Model Killer, a disgruntled dollhouse maker turned investigator builds dioramas of “unsolved” murders, only for it to be revealed that she’s a serial killer. 

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Object of Her Affection – FAQs

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2018, photo: Jane Pickett

In the run up to Object of Her Affection, I’m answering some frequently asked questions about the performance and subject matter.

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Foundation for Contemporary Arts (support)

photo: Rafael Hernandez

On August 14, 2018, Object of Her Affection and its performances at Automata as part of LAX Festival became the recipient of The Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant.

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2018 Sherwood Award Finalists Interview (CTG Blog)

IMG_4221 Gina Young,  Hana Kim, and Marsian De Lellis at Center Theatre Group, Los Angeles, 2017, Photo: Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging Sherwood
Gina Young,  Hana Kim, and Marsian De Lellis at Center Theatre Group, Los Angeles, 2017, Photo: Ryan Miller / Capture Imaging Sherwood

On December 7th, 2017, Center Theatre Group interviewed Gina Young, Hana Kim, and myself as finalists for the 2018 Sherwood Award about our art/lives in L.A. Read the full story on the Center Theatre Group Blog.

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2015 Jim Henson Foundation Grant (support)

Photo: Rafael Hernandez

In 2015, Object of Her Affection was the recipient of a Project Grant from the Jim Henson Foundation.

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Book Unbound, Chicago (exhibition)

 

On April 26th, 1995, Space Dreams, a 2-channel projected slide installation I created for Book Un-Bound opened in Chicago. Book Unbound was  a group exhibition curated by Michele Wyckoff and Iain Muirhead for Gallery X / Student Union Galleries at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. The exhibition ran from April 26th – May 26th, 1995.

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Inner Monster, Betty Rymer Gallery, Chicago (film installation)

I exhibited Inner Monster, at the Betty Rymer Gallery in Chicago from February 10th, through March 29th, 1995 as part of Cheap Art. Cheap Art was a juried exhibition of work created from inexpensive media and materials. Inner Monster was a stop-motion self portrait with animated mud mask created on a super-8 camera and displayed as a repeating single channel video installation.

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