Returning Artist | April 8 - 21, 2012
Hungry Kite 2012
Shemy returned to MANCC to continue researching and developing her latest work, Hungry Kite, which examines issues of self-judgment, guilt and self-consciousness, as well as unrealistic ideals and stereotypes. In this second Hungry Kite residency, she initiated a new collaboration with Video Artist Jim Findlay. The residency served as one of their first opportunities to work together intensively on the significant video, projection, and lighting components of the piece. This period of exploration served as a foil for Shemy's interest in the illusion between the seen and unseen, the act of gazing, and the space between the will to act and the impetus of an action. In addition to testing ideas in the Black Box Studio, Findlay and Shemy met with the Director of the Florida State Museum of Fine Arts, Dr. Allys Palladino-Craig to discuss the installation of live performance in gallery settings. Finally, Shemy held an informal showing, which included the material generated to date and a discussion about the philosophical dimensions of the work.
The work premiered at The Chocolate Factory on June 20-23, 2012.
This residency was made possible by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.