Got You is a collaborative installation of art and performance directly influenced by the local community and current socio-political landscape. Through action and assemblage the artists hope to create and cultivate a space for the mind, body and the invisible.
This performance is dedicated to the immigrants turned slaves in Libya and in America.
Interdisciplinary Detroit-based Artist
Graduating Cum Laude from the MFA program at the University of Iowa, Barber uses interdisciplinary art practices to articulate various testimonies within and surrounding Black America. His most recent awards include a fellowship at The Union Contemporary in Omaha, NE, Stanley Grant award from the University of Iowa, and Alonzo Davis Award from the Virginia Center for Creative Arts. Selected exhibitions include but are not limited to Englert Theatre (Iowa City, IA), Museum of Science (Chicago), Public Artwork on Atlanta BeltLine (Atlanta, GA), Rialto Theatre (Atlanta, GA), Lexington Theatre (Kentucky), Mason Murer Gallery (Atlanta, GA), Gallery 4731 (Detroit, MI), and Levitt Gallery, (Iowa City).
Heidi Wiren Bartlett
Interdisciplinary Pittsburgh-based Artist
Bartlett is a performance artist from the Great Plains. Her work is concerned with the portrayal, oppression and subversive existence of women in America today. As a white woman raised by a lesbian on the plains of Nebraska, she feels obligated to confront racial and misogynistic injustice and her escape from it, into the prairie. She sees her body as an object of power and vulnerability and she sees Nature and its processes the same way. Together these inspire a practice that illuminates the overlooked and forgotten. Whether creating laborious action or still objects, she wants to blur the line between public and private; deconstructing notions of gender, race and corporeality through sculpture, photographs, film and performance. Recent exhibitions include: Art Association of Harrisburg (Harrisburg, PA), PROJECT PROJECT (Omaha, NE), Public Space One (Iowa City, IA), Barnum Factory (Des Moines, IA), Yellow Door Gallery (Des Moines, IA), Englert Theatre (Iowa City, IA), and DFBRL8R Performance Art Gallery (Chicago, IL).