A screening of Hexafluorosilicic by Danielle Dean
A performance of Blue Island by Stephen Kwok
Working in video, performance and installation, Danielle Dean explores the potential for socially constructed narratives, such as racism, to be retold through hybrid scripts sourced from political speeches and commercial slogans. Dean received a BFA from Central Saint Martins in London, an MFA from CalArts, and attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Drawing in 2012. She is a recent fellow of the Whitney Independent Study Program and is currently completing her fellowship at the Core Program in Houston. Her work has been exhibited at Hammer Museum’s Made in L.A. 2014, Diverse- Works, TX, Western Exhibitions, IL and Auto Italia South East in London. She has had solo shows at Commonwealth and Council, CA and The Bindery Projects, MN. She is a recipient of the Emerging Artist Grant from Rema Hort Mann Foundation in 2014 and most recently a Creative Capital awardee, 2015.
Stephen Kwok is an artist working between and through objects, digital media, writing, and live performance. Kwok was born in Bartlesville, Oklahoma in 1987 and was raised in Houston and Hong Kong. He obtained a BA in Business and Cinematic Arts at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles in 2009. Upon graduation he moved to New Orleans, where he worked as an technology and art educator. He also founded and directed T-Lot, a studio and exhibition space, in an unused storage shed. In 2014, he graduated with an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He is now based in New York.
SEEING HEARING SCREENING pairs four British filmmakers with four performance artists based in the US to confront the theme of intimacy and memory in institutional spaces. Curated by Angharad Davies. January – April 2015 at LODGE (in service of the dark arts), Chicago.
LODGE is a winter project-space organized and curated by Angharad Davies and Phil Peters. Sited in
a former banqueting hall, windowless with partially dilapidated faux-finishings, LODGE will present a series of film screenings, performances and public exhibitions; an arc of dark light to guide us through the winter months.