Part of Fall 2012
Due to the recent storm and the flooding of Shana Moulton’s studio we have re-scheduled the November 2nd screening and performance to our Winter schedule. Please check back in early January for the new date.
Pleasure Dome is pleased to present a screening and expanded cinema performance by New York-based artist Shana Moulton. With video and performance works spanning a decade, Moulton’s Whispering Pines series combines an unsettling, wry humour with a low-tech, pop sensibility. The series features Moulton’s alter ego Cynthia as she navigates the enigmatic and sometimes magical properties of home décor, holistic healing and wellness products and treatments. In her domestic fantasy world, New Age consumer goods take on heightened meaning and signification through acts of intimate ritual and belief, while simultaneously being exposed for their commodification. Culled from this series, Shana Moulton will present a program of videos followed by a new performance created with this location in mind.
Shana Moulton creates evocatively oblique narratives in her video and performance works. Combining an unsettling, wry humor with a low-tech, Pop sensibility, Moulton plays a character whose interactions with the everyday world are both mundane and surreal, in a domestic sphere just slightly askew. As her protagonist navigates the enigmatic and possibly magical properties of her home decor, Moulton initiates relationships with objects and consumer products that are at once banal and uncanny.
Shana Moulton works in video and performance. Shana Moulton studied at the University of California, Berkeley and Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, where she received her MFA. Moulton has also attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Skowhegan, Maine, and studied at De Ateliers in Amsterdam. Her video work has been screened and exhibited internationally, including at Art in General, New York, Migros Museum, Zurich; Contemporary Museum of Art, Uppsala; Rencontres internationales Paris/Berlin, Paris; Aurora, Edinburgh; Dark Light Festival, Dublin; Impakt Festival, Utrecht; Internationale Kurzfilmtage, Oberhausen; Broadway 1602, New York; and Gimpel Fils, London. Moulton’s performances have been presented at venues including The Kitchen, New York; PERFORMA 09, New York; Aurora Picture Show, Houston; Electronic Arts Intermix, New York; The Bluecoat, Liverpool; Socrates Sculpture Park, New York; among others.