Illinois Women Video Artists
Videos created by Illinois Women Artists will be presented and discussed.
The Illinois Woman Video Artists will include video works by Jean Sousa, Nancy Bechtol, and Pascha, among others. This is the second annual presentation of this event.
Nancy Bechtol will be showing Dusty! Whoo Hoo! and Vibrations for the Soul. Dusty! Whoo Hoo! is an interview with artist Dusty Seno and her artist daughter Michelle Stone. Both artists have work in the Illinois State Museum Chicago Gallery’s current exhibition, Pathways and Portals. Vibrations for the Soul is a spiritual manifestation of intense vibrations. Densely colorful moving circles play to the rhythm of the soul-line of our being.
Jean Sousa will be presenting her works Spent Moments and Today is Sunday. Spent Moments deals with domesticity as a type of prison, but questions who is the prisoner and what is the prison. Though the film is silent, Sousa uses title cards to move the narrative forward. Today is Sunday is an abstract narrative that uses images and text to comment on social interaction.
As a Native American artist with a non-Native upbringing, Pascha is working with the idea of tension between Native and non-Native parts of her family and her life. Circle of Life explores ideas of living between the two worlds.