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Artist talks by Slinko and Audra Wolowiec, Screening with Gina Kamentsky

Audra Wolowiec is an interdisciplinary artist whose work oscillates between sculpture, installation, text and performance with an emphasis on sound and the material qualities of language. Her work has been shown internationally and in the United States at MASS MoCA, Socrates Sculpture Park, Art in General, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, The Poetry Project, and Center for Performance Research. Featured in BOMB, Modern Painters, The New York Times, Sound American, CAA Journal, The Brooklyn Rail, and reductive journal. Recent residencies include Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, The Wassaic Project and Complex Systems Art and Physics Residency at the University of Oregon. She currently teaches at Parsons School of Design and was the inaugural Artist Educator in Residence at Dia:Beacon.

Gina Kamentsky’s first animated film was produced when she was 12 using a Bell and Howell 8mm camera and drawing on recycled computer paper. Since then she has been passionate about creating animation and has progressed through a variety of narrative and experimental forms. In her most recent work she draws and paints images directly on film stock, a technique known as direct animation. Her experimental films explore relationships between surface, representation and rhythm. Her animation work has screened at numerous festivals including Annecy, Ottawa International Animation Festival and the Ann Arbor Film Festival. In addition, she is the co-director of the short film “Traffic Stop” for POV. Which was recently nominated for an Emmy.

Slinko is a multi-disciplinary artist born in Ukraine, and now working and living in New Jersey. Slinko studied painting at Kharkiv Institute of Industrial Art, graphic design at Fashion Institute of Technology, and has an MFA in Sculpture from Virginia Commonwealth University. Slinko’s work takes on different approaches ranging from anthropological fieldwork to improv performance. Mining discarded ideas, failed dreams, and abandoned hopes, Slinko is preoccupied with giving graspable forms to ambiguities of human experience. Whether the projects take place at a market square in Marrakech, across Eastern Ukraine, or in a small town of Maine, Slinko lets real-life situations guide the work. Often inspired by specific cultural, and political contexts, Slinko merges storytelling, sculpture, and moving images to pay tribute to everyday resilience, solidarity, and humor. READ MORE