Video Installation Artist Hilja Keading Lectures at Denison
Posted: October 28, 2007 / Last Updated: October 30, 2007
Hilja Keading's video installations are the work of a contemporary artist who aims to evoke feelings of fear, desire, awe, beauty, and the complexities of the desire to give and receive love. Keading will come to Denison as a Vail artist-in-residence and will give a slide lecture at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 7, in Chamberlin Lodge (900 North Loop). Her presentation is free and open to the public and is co-sponsored by the McGregor Connection Initiatives whose theme this year is "Hum/an/imal: Where We Meet."
Most recently Keading has begun creating videos with humans and animals. "Fascinated by the ways in which we consciously and unconsciously deceive ourselves and others," says Keading, "I began working with live animals to hold a mirror to internal and external manifestations of human fear and desire, the construction of the self, and the inadequacies of language." "The Bonkers Devotional," a five-channel video installation, portrays Keading and a live black bear interacting in a small cabin, surrounded by quaking aspen trees.
Keading has been producing single- and multi-channel video installations since 1987. Her work has been broadcast on television and exhibited nationally and internationally in galleries and museums, including at the Lyon Biennale, The Los Angeles County Museum, The Henry Museum in Seattle, The Geffen Contemporary Museum in Los Angeles, and at the PPOW Gallery in New York City. The J. Paul Getty Museum and the Getty Research Institute are organizing "California Video," a historical exhibition of artistic video emerging from California since the 1960s. Keading, one of 58 artists represented in the show, will display a new nine-channel installation.
A graduate of the University of California at Los Angeles, Keading's upcoming projects also include a permanent video installation at the Tom Bradley International Terminal at the Los Angeles airport.
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CALENDAR LISTING: Denison University, Granville -- A slide lecture by California video installation artist Hilja Keading; 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 7, Chamberlin Lodge (900 North Loop). Free and open to the public. Call (740) 587-6596 to confirm information.
Denison University, founded in 1831, is an independent, residential liberal arts institution located in Granville, Ohio. A highly selective college enrolling 2,100 full-time undergraduate students from all 50 states and dozens of foreign countries, Denison is a place where innovative faculty and motivated students collaborate in rigorous scholarship, civic engagement and the cultivation of independent thinking.
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