Shana Moulton will help school us in the newest in contemporary video and performance art trends when she visits the Spencer for a lecture on Thursday. Her work deals with self conscious personal and present-day issues. Her alter-ego, Cynthia, is a little paranoid. The humorous works are surrealistic.
In an interview with Flash Art Magazine, interviewer Marco Anonini asked Moulton how she would describe her work to a complete stranger? Moulton's reply
Narrative, short videos and performances that usually feature my alter-ego, solving puzzles of self-discovery. If it is a friend of my parents I’ll use the Blue Man Group as a point of reference; if it is another artist or a curator, I’ll mention people that have influenced me like Michael Smith, Miranda July, Eleanor Antin, Maya Deren.
Lecture is at The Spencer Museum of Art, Thursday, 6:00.
Read the interview with Flash Art Magazine here: http://www.flashartonline.com/interno.php?pagina=articolo_det&id_art=422&det=ok&title=SHANA-MOULTON
See the Spencer info here: http://www.spencerart.ku.edu/programs/calendar.shtml