On Wednesday, November 19, the Film and Media Arts Lecture Series will welcome two internationally recognized scholars and video artists: Visiting Scholar Gabriel Villota and video artist Estibaliz Sádaba. Hosted by Professor Peter d’Agostino’s Experimental Video and Multi-Media course, Villota and Sádaba will present on experimental video performance. Professor Villota’s presentation is titled “Sound, Space, Performance: The Human Body as represented in works of New Dance, Video Performance and Sound Art.” Sádaba will present “A Selection of Performance / Experimental Video Works” showcasing her work. The presentation begins at 5:30 pm in Annenberg Hall Rm. 19 and is open to all students.
Villota is an Associate Professor, Visual Communication Department UPV/EHU, Basque Country University and a Visiting Scholar (Fall 2014), in the FMA Department of Temple University. Dr Villota is a critic, curator and producer who surveys a wide range of contemporary art. His current focus is on the relationship of the human body and surrounding space in works of new dance and video performance, with a special emphasis on the use of sound elements. He has been the recipient of several grants for his research, and was a visiting scholar at the Performance Studies Department, Tisch School for the Arts, NYU, and the Basque Studies Program, Nevada University, Reno. Gabriel Villota was Director of Cultural Activities, the Basque Country University (2010-13) coordinating the exhibitions, film, music and theater programs. His curatorial work extends to museums and galleries in Spain, France and Belgium.
Sádaba studies and deconstructs stereotypes of women using video-performance. Through the analysis of cultural politics she shows women in the art world, as an “intellectual proletarian”. An independent videomaker and visual artist, she is the recipient of several grants and her work has appeared on public television. Her international exhibitions include: La internacional cuir, Reina Sofia Museum, Madrid; RE.act.feminism#2, Berlin, Fundación Antoni Tapies; Fábulas problemáticas, AECID, Chile, Argentina; Caras B del video arte, Seoul, Sydney; Region 0, New York, Washington DC; Genealogías feministas en el arte español, Musac, Leon.
FMA Lecture Series: Experimental Video Performance with Gabriel Villota and Estibaliz Sádaba presented on Wednesday, November 19 at 5:30 pm in Annenberg Hall, Room 19.