[ISEA2015] Artists Statement: Joseph Farbrook & Micaela Gardner – GUERRILLA DANCER

Artists Statement

Video (2013)

Guerrilla Dancer remixes the boundaries of what is culturally permissible in public spaces. As dancer Micaela Gardner moves through supermarkets, churches, graveyards, electronics stores, shopping malls, playgrounds, demolition sites and construction zones, a rhythmic soundtrack highlights a music that is present in every environment. Against a backdrop of paranoia and fear caused by global terrorism, Guerilla Dancer risks expulsion and arrest by dancing in unexpected places.

  • Joseph Farbrook grew up in New York City and Santa Fe, USA, raised by his father, a concrete poet and his mother, a painter. His work has been shown in electronic installations, interactive video, and virtual reality narratives. His latest work explores the intersections between video, video games, and sculpture. Farbrook exhibits his work regularly in galleries and museums worldwide, including SIGGRAPH, The Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, The AC Institute in NYC, The Museum of Contemporary Art in Denver, MFA  and Cyberarts Gallery Boston, and Waterman’s Gallery London. Joseph Farbrook is an Associate Professor at the Worcester Polytechnic Institute.
  • Micaela Gardner, artist, USA currentsnewmedia.org/artist/micaela-gardner

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