Brooklyn Commons: Sharon Hayes and Laura Horelli
International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP)
February 19, 2013 6:30PM
1040 Metropolitan Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11211
Seating is limited so please arrive early.
On February 19th, Sharon Hayes and Laura Horelli will discuss the role of documentary practices in relation to language, politics and the intersection of public and private domains. In different ways, both artists collapse time periods by locating the individual voice in historical and political images. Hayes’ work moves between multiple mediums–video, performance, installation–in an ongoing investigation into the interrelation between history, politics and speech. She employs conceptual and methodological approaches borrowed from practices such as performance, theater, dance, anthropology and journalism. Horelli’s video installations deal with society, media and politics in the age of globalization. The narrative is often personal, but includes an analytical and expansive dimension. She has remarked, “my work is a continuation of ‘the personal is political’ in that personal stories are used to address structures in society.”
Brooklyn Commons, a discussion series this winter and spring at ISCP, presents intellectual and artistic pairings between the established Brooklyn-based artist community and ISCP residents. This series puts artists in conversation who have not shared a dialogue in the past and focuses on the vibrant and diverse cultural practitioners living and working in Brooklyn, both long- and short-term.