[ISEA2014] Artist Statement: Vagner Whitehead – T/HERE

Artist Statement

T/HERE focuses on four video installation projects that explore the relationship between self and place, that bring forth the contrast of the tangible with the ephemeral: HOME (2011), VIEW (2012), CITE SITE SIGHT (2013) and Heidelberg Heidelberg Heidelberg (2014). The latter, still in progress, merges three geographies with the imagined and the imaginary. Each installation employs handmade renderings on paper with digital appropriations and original photography. Video loops encapsulate visually reduced but layered moving content. Video: Heidelberg

  • Vagner Mendonça-Whitehead (Brazil/USA), Oakland University and New Media Caucus, USA. He is an accomplished artist who brings a wealth of knowledge to his position as an associate professor in the Department of Art and Art History. Whitehead was hired in 2005 to develop the new media specialization in the studio art program, which has become one of the most popular areas of the department.  vagnerwhitehead.com