Excerpts from “Exiled in Light” – Σκότος

Σκότος :|: Storm Lying in bed, I slowly awaken to the staccato sound of pattering rain. A low rumble of thunder vibrates through my belly. I feel a surge of exhilaration and leap from the bed. Pulling the cord to raise the wooden window blinds, I rejoice at the gothic view from the window. The…

Excerpts from “Exiled in Light” – Φως

Φως :|: Light Standing barefoot at a window in the dark room, I reach out one finger and pull aside the curtain for a peek. A bright narrow beam of light streams through the tiny opening. A white-gold blade, it cuts through the air and lands on the floor near my foot. I move my…

Blue Veils

This is a third video as part of the Exiled in Light :|: Never(W)here series. Click the link below: Blue Veils  

Announcing…

I am pleased to announce that I have a studio residency at the Chicago Art Department. I feel so lucky to be part of this amazing group of artists. I look forward to a fantastic year of making, sharing, showing, workshops and much more at CAD. Valerie’s Profile

Light Matters at the Chicago Art Department

LIGHT MATTERS April 13-27 Chicago Art Department     Light Matters  Galina Shevchenko. Valerie Xanos. Margarita Fainshtein Opening Reception April 13th 6pm-10pm Artists in Conversation April 14th 5pm-7pm Closing Reception April 27th 6pm-10pm Fainshtein, Shevchenko, and Xanos work with light projection installation focusing on personal narratives of body, memory and perceptual shifts light as media.  The artists explore light as…

Solar

Evocative of solar winds, this video is part of the Never(W)here installation. To view the video: Click this link Solar

Corpuscles

One of the completed animations for installation, Never(W)here. Evocative of micro worlds of cellular landscapes, this animation is a portal into mesmerizing visions of alternate spaces of sublime light and darkness.        

SPERO – Hypertext Story of Memory

  SPERO is an excerpt of a larger body of writing that is about the life of my father told through family memories. This work is a labor of love and exploration with the electronic medium for literature. I chose to create SPERO with Twine, a hypertext literature/gaming software, because this work needs to be experienced…

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…