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Artist's Forum: Square Dance/Round Dance 

When: Thu., April 15, 6:30 p.m. 2010
Price: free
Performance artist and Vanderbilt assistant professor of studio art Amelia Winger-Bearskin is of that very special ilk: you know, the kind whose films and performances are, to an educated crowd of art connoisseurs, perhaps expressive and insightful in a familiar and decipherable way … but to a slack-jawed novice like yours truly, they’re just flat-out bizarre and enthralling. Winger-Bearskin’s website (studioamelia.com) features several video projects, ranging from one called “The State of Things,” in which the artist removes articles of clothing while repeating the words “shit” and “fuck” again and again, to another called “AmbienTTransformation,” in which reverted footage of Winger-Bearskin applying gold leafing and honey to her face is played over audio clips of “monologue sleep babble that the performer spoke” while under the influence of Ambien. When it comes to Winger-Bearskin’s work, “conceptual” might be a bit of an understatement, but it’s the sort of stuff that, like it or not, will likely captivate you. This evening, Winger-Bearskin presents “an interactive flashlight show in a new artwork written especially for the Frist Center.”
— D. Patrick Rodgers

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