Morphing Essence Syndrome, 2013
Smack Mellon, NY
My Role: Curator / Exhibition designer / Produced multimedia exhibition and managed live performance and installation and deinstallation.
Shana Moulton explores natural landscapes and their relationships to consumer goods to create immersive psychological spaces that meld fiction with autobiography. Morphing Essence Syndrome continues Moulton’s development of her alter ego Cynthia in her video and performance series Whispering Pines. In this latest installment, Cynthia tackles Restless Leg Syndrome and experiences Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response through the use of Swisspers.
Shana Moulton grew up near Yosemite, California, and lives and works in New York. She earned her BA from University of California, Berkeley, in Art and Anthropology and her MFA from Carnegie Mellon University. She has been an artist-in-residence at the LMCC Workspace Program, Smack Mellon, The Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Harvestworks, De Ateliers in Amsterdam and The Sommerakademie in Bern. Moulton has exhibited or performed at The New Museum, MoMA P.S.1, Performa 2009, The Kitchen, Electronic Arts Intermix, Art in General, SFMOMA, The Andy Warhol Museum, The Wexner Center for the Arts, Wiels Center for Contemporary Art in Brussels, The Migros Museum in Zurich and De Appel in Amsterdam, among others. Moulton's work has been reviewed in the Village Voice, Artforum, the Brooklyn Rail, the New York Times, Artnet Magazine, Frieze Magazine, Art Review, Artpress and Flash Art. She is a 2013 Creative Capital grantee and is a featured artist on Art21's New York Close Up.
More info about the exhibition on Smack Mellon website.
Image courtesy of the artist and Smack Mellon. Photo by Etienne Frossard.