Vortrag - Sheri Wills
Sheri Wills - “What does light remember?”
Vortrag - Artist’s Talk / 24.01.2018
Die Künstlerin Sheri Wills stellt sich und ihre Arbeiten vor.
24.01.2018, 18 Uhr
Giesserei (Raum 1.16.070), Am Speicher XI 8, Bremen
“As a small child, looking at the stars, I wondered: if light from a star takes so long to get here, what does it remember of its journey? How is it changed by its travel? Where does light go, after it can no longer be seen?” These are a child’s questions, but scientist, Dr. Lene Vestergaard Hau, is working on stopping and transporting light, and Dr. Valentina Caprara Vivoli is working to make engtangled photons visible to the human eye. Sheri Wills’s artistic research explores metaphorical questions about the material nature of captured light in terms of its capacity to hold memories and illuminate erased landscapes. Light is physical material, while the play of light and shadows (cinema) creates an illusion of reality – and one can pass a hand right through it.
Sheri Wills is an artist whose work is based in film, video performance, and installation. Her work has been exhibited internationally, including one-person shows at the Director’s Lounge in Berlin, the Robert Beck Memorial Cinema in NYC, and The International Experimental Cinema Exposition. Her films have been screened at venues including the London Film Festival, the International Film Festival in Rotterdam, and the Museum of Modern Art in New York and is included in the Rizzoli book, Sonic Graphics: Seeing Sound, by Matt Woolman. Her collaborations include live video projects with music composed by Jan Jirásek, Charles Norman Mason, Bright Sheng, and Ofer Ben-Amots and video performances with music ensembles, including the NYC choral group, Khorikos, the Providence String Quartet, Luna Nova New Music Ensemble, and Ensemble QAT in Montreal, at venues including Roulette in Brooklyn, the Firehouse Space in Bushwick, and the Czech Center in NYC. She is a Professor in the department of Film/Animation/Video at the Rhode Island School of Design. She lives in New York City.