Inspiration – Do Ho Suh

Thinking Web Overlap of concepts in my mind as I create real and digital spaces – Inspiration… Do Ho Suh My Memory – Other’s Memories – Experiences Places of bodily occupation /existence Rebuild, Reform, Recreate, Perception – the artist Perception – others in my spaces/installations/perceptions/memories Simultaneous – what was, what is, what may be, what is…

The Collective as Author

Death of the Author >< Birth of the Collective Blending my artist practice and my teacher practice has been particularly rewarding. I find a lot of riches through teaching the Guerrilla Art Collective (GAC) as an artist. I get to explore concepts and projects that allow me to work with a group of powerful and…

Alien Landscapes

Collage artworks =][= Summer 2017 What if your body was transported, across time, across space to another dimension, another universe? What would your terrestrial eyes perceive and not comprehend? What connections would you make to understand your own sensory perception?

Electric Analog

More ruminations on Expanded Literature. Analog style…  These works have been on my mind lately, relating to some inquiries from the last couple of years. Check out this video for Pichler’s sound piece based on Broodthaers take on Mallarme’s poem, Un coup de des Jamais.  Michalis Pichler

“Can I Speak to You about Text?”

Thinking about Electronic Literature and my own artist’s writing practice. What writing practice you say? OK I admit that I have not shared much of that on this blog, but I do write. I write poetry and, recently, a vignette inspired by a scene from Anna Deavere-Smith’s Fires in the Mirror. Nurtured and inspired by…

The Sublime Light & Dark: Concepts behind the installations.

The vision for this work will be a two-room “diptych” installation. It is an immersive installation expressing sublime experiences of light and darkness. Photo-sensitivity and hyper-awareness are catalysts for the work. Room ONE is a room of overwhelming immersion inside a space of digital projections (described below) COME IN! The Sublime Light & Dark: An Experiment in…

Notes on Lorde & Allison

Reading Audre Lorde “Poetry is Not a Luxury” and Dorothy Allison “Deciding to Live” for Writing with Pamela Sneed. Powerful and inspiring. Some reflective notes….   “…the hidden stories of my life that lay in disguise behind the mocking stories I did tell – all the stories of my family, my childhood, and the restless…

Art Ideas Final: Immersive Experience – Theoretical Musings with Diana Thater

Here is the PowerPoint file of my Final Art Ideas Presentation. xanos_art-ideas_final-paper  I explore connections between Diana Thater and my own work. Thinking about Immersive Experience and what that means as an art idea for installation that is intended to envelope the viewer.  viewer lost in an installation that becomes an immersive experience Valerie Xanos, The…

Corpuscles

These photographs are channeling inner space rather than outer. The universe exists within on microscopic levels. Falling inward.   All photographs are the sole property of Valerie Xanos

Immersive Space with Diane Thater

November 11, 2016 at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago If you know my work, then you know why THIS is the show of the year! How wonderful to experience Diane Thater’s The Sympathetic Imagination, as I am just beginning to work with projections and immersive environments. To quote the MCA introduction, “At the heart of Thater’s…