Exiled in Light :|: Transfiguration

An immersive performative installation about moving in between the worlds of light and darkness. The Chicago Art Department presents Exiled in Light :|: Transfiguration, an immersive art installation by Valerie Xanos in conversation with movement performances by Allen Turner.  “I create immersive environments that are contemplative and trance-inducing in order to produce shifts of sensual…

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…

Solar

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

OH! “This blog is about my studio practice?”

I’ve begun my MFA, 30 years after starting my BFA. It’s good to be back at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. We are asked to keep a blog about our studio practice. What is my studio practice like? Well, it is multi-faceted. That is because I am an artist, AND an activist, AND…