Faculty Updates: Lorenzo Triburgo, Roswitha Rodrigues, Silvio Wolf, Mark Sposato
NEW EXHIBITIONS, FILMS FROM SVA CONTINUING EDUCATION FACULTY
January 30, 2019
by Michael Bilsborough
Lorenzo Triburgo screened Monumental Resistance: Stonewall, his multimedia video project, at the Des Moines Art Center for "A Night OUT" with the the LGBTQ Leadership Institute.
"My current work-in-progress, Monumental Resistance: Stonewall, is a performance, photography, and timelapse video piece created during the 2018 NYC Pride Celebration in collaboration with my partner, Sarah Van Dyck. In 15-second increments, we created over 3,500 images between midnight Friday and midnight Saturday as I stood in place before the Stonewall National Monument, commonly regarded as the birthplace of the American LGBT Civil Rights Movement. With my visibly genderqueer body exposed to the waist, I stood as a tribute to the transgender women of color who catalyzed the Stonewall Uprising of 1969, yet have largely been excluded from the ensuing civil rights advances. This durational piece represents standing for something that has been hard won, fought for, died for, cherished. In community with the thousands of queer people who visited Stonewall during Pride, I experienced and shared the remembrance, joy, and hope needed to continue resisting efforts by the current administration to roll back Federal-level civil rights protections for transgender Americans. The video and still images will be released in time for the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots in June 2019.”
Lorenzo was awarded the Camera Club of NY Baxter Street Workspace Residency, where he will complete the edit of the video. See a preview here.
Lorenzo Triburgo teaches Queering the Portrait, an online course beginning in February.
Roswitha Rodrigues is premiering World in Motion - Bangkok at Bangkok Design Week. The film is part of World in Motion / Visual Culture in the Making, her new documentary series with Graham Elliott aiming to "initiate and share a learning and discover process by weaving a diverse collection of documentary vignettes featuring interviews with local visual artists and communicators around the world into a tapestry of original and thoughtful reflections."
The World in Motion series is inspired by New York in Motion, Rodrigues' award-winning 2011 documentary about "how the cityʼs unique microcosm of cultures influences designers and artists in New Yorkʼs motion graphics industry.”
Silvio Wolf debuted his Scala Reale installation, a site-specific artwork designed for the MAC Lissone exterior windows and facade, on view until December 1, 2019. Wolf describes Scala Reale as:
“A monumental two-dimensional and perspectival virtual image that wraps around the glass surfaces of the museum, creating an illusory perspective that redefines the perception of the building. Conceived as a fragment of a potentially infinite structure that emanates from the interior space, this work offers visitors an immersive fruition: entering the Museum is to enter the work. The two parts of the installation, generated by the photographic image of an ancient stone floor exploded and doubled on the glass walls, create a physical and relational threshold that shifts between spatial perception and awareness of being there.”
Silvio Wolf teaches Seeing is Thinking, beginning in February.