1 night + 2 artists + 3 projectors = 4Walls

April 9th, 2012  |  by Published in featured, Featured Events

We continue our monthly interactive one-night installation series 4Walls on April 13th from 6:00pm to 8:30pm in the Dynamite Space, located on the bottom floor of Thornes Marketplace. This month’s 4Walls presents the work of Burns Maxey and Sara Smith, two innovative Western Massachusetts artists working across diverse artistic disciplines. Both artists will share work emerging from found archival material and historical research.

Burns Maxey is an inter-media artist specializing in the study of place and narrative through the combination of new and old technologies. Maxey will preview excerpts from Project Elements Easthampton: Air, including interviews of motorcyclists and a sound/video and edible installation that follows the lost story of a child laborer who later became a candy store owner in Easthampton at the turn of the 20th century. In addition, Maxey premieres her new performance work Heaped at 7:00pm.

See our artist interview here: http://c3northampton.org/?p=466

Sara Smith is an interdisciplinary artist, choreographer and archivist interested in the poetics and politics of embodied research. Her contribution to 4Walls includes video documentation of When last we saw our heroines…, a choreographic work about two suffrage and labor activists in 1905 who ponder the meaning of their activism and their place in history as they travel through a time warp. Smith will also exhibit slide show presentations from her ongoing project, Tell Me a Story from Someone Else’s Life, in which she invites people to imagine new narratives based on found family slide collections.

participate in the creation of Tell Me a Story from Someone Else’s Life here: https://sites.google.com/site/astoryfromsomeoneelseslife/

experience more of Sara Smith’s work here: www.sarasmithprojects.com

This month’s 4walls installation series, curated by C3 core collective members Kathy Couch and Jacqueline Dougherty, uses a set of moveable gallery walls to spark creative dialogue between artists and audience, broadening ideas about visual art.

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