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Body of Water at MassArt - June 3 & 4, 2011

Location: The Pozen Center and Godine Gallery, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, 621 Huntington Avenue, Pozen Center entrance on Evans Way, Boston, MA

Body of Water explores the delicate relationship between human beings and the sea, combining a video installation with a live performance by Dawn Kramer.

  • The video installation consists of several silent video-movement poems made in different parts of the world, including the coast of Maine, Kyoto, Japan and the Ligurean coast of Italy. These short site-specific videos envision the human figure at a small scale in relation to our marine/terrestrial environment, thus imagining a better balance between the two.  The work also continues Kramer’s exploration of the mysteries of Buddhist philosophy, questioning the boundaries of “self.”
  • In the live performance, Kramer’s body will at times appear to be filled with water, at other times submerged in the sea, playing with gurgling water, leaking its own liquids, or escaping encroaching oil slicks. Stephen Buck’s manipulation of the video imagery through Isadora software helps create these illusions.

Visit this exhibit on Friday, June 3, and Saturday, June 4 - installation open from 7:00 p.m., performance at 8:00 p.m.

General admission: $15, students and seniors $10, free with MassArt ID. 50% of admissions will be donated to the Japan Disaster Relief Fund - Boston.

For more information, contact Dawn Kramer at 617-325-2405 or dawnkramer@verizon.net.