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UMF Water Bear Confabulum — Sarah Maline
Since 2015 on the last Saturday in October, UMF students, artists, and performers take over the unloved alleys (and sometimes the splendid woods) of Farmington for the Water Bear Confabulum. Students in drawing classes create a huge mural on the wall of the Homestead Restaurant, students in the CRAPP (Creative Relationship of Art and the Personal Politic) class parade their wearable manifestos, UMF Art Gallery interns help kids wheatpaste an alley wall, and the Art and Environment class works with guest artists to install work. Arts administration and sound-art students activate the alleys with all kinds of sound and performance. The annual Water Bear Confabulum alternative arts festival is the most recent of a series of projects to bring contemporary art to this rural region and to build a dialogue between traditional and new art.
AJ Saulnier (Political Science 2021) wears a dress of debris.
UMF’s art program focuses on conceptual, socially engaged artwork.
On a rainy day students help install Sarah Bouchard’s Self Tcelfer in the Flint Woods. Sarah’s participation was supported by a grant from the Onion Foundation.
One of the inspirations for the Confabulum was an ambitious project of UMF alum Sarah Bouchard (Art 2003). As an undergraduate gallery intern she won a large grant from the Western Maine Mountains Association to rehabilitate an empty building on Church Street and set up a gallery and workspaces for community artists, students, and art faculty. The NOW Gallery and Studios ran for two splendid years (until the building was sold) and created a dynamic and supportive social environment that hosted some crazy-wonderful exhibitions juxtaposing traditional and contemporary art.
Michel Droge documents her navigational chart built in the Flint Woods together with UMF students. In the foreground is Heather Towle (Psychology 2021) and a canine friend. Michel’s participation was supported by a grant from the Onion Foundation.
The Confabulum celebrates diverse artistic voices, including the traditional. The gathering invites the re-imaginings of everyday places in Farmington in surprising ways through art and performance. By subverting traditional functions and expectations of familiar places and by artistically invading overlooked spaces, artmakers and community members bring fresh attention to the physical and social fabric of our town.
Lexi Dube (Philosophy and Religion 2020) in her manifesto project, Blossoms When Watered
Students chose the Water Bear (tardigrade) to represent the lively and resilient community of rural Western Maine. The Water Bear is enduring and tenacious—it adapts to extreme environments, even to the extreme farscape of outer space.
Image at top of page: Drawing students work on a mural on the alley wall of the Homestead Restaurant
Introduction — UMF Art Gallery
Juliet’s Room brings together three interwoven bodies of work. Over the past decade Karelsen has developed an idiosyncratic personal lexicon springing from very different working processes: close, almost obsessive observation of nature and familiar objects, the eccentric repurposing of images by other artists, and bursts of expressionistic abstraction. What unites the work in Juliet’s Room, along with her unique vision and humor, is physical and psychological intimacy and attention to surfaces as ornamental overlays of charged emotion, family history, and private memory.
We enter and leave Juliet’s Room through a procession of needlework lichen “paintings” that writhe and dance or sit in stolid silence as their colors burst and wane. Karelsen studies each tiny plot in minute detail, a record of an intense encounter between the artist and the lichen, mosses, fungi, flowers and ferns inhabiting each diminutive stage. To the artist they represent resilience and the persistence of life. Her dense, immersive process of documentation forms a counterpoint to the delicate rubbings-on-paper of her Oma’s gloves.
The exhibition is grounded in The Apartment, an installation recording Karelsen’s encounters with the sad and beautiful residue of her family’s life as she emptied her parents’ Manhattan apartment, her childhood home. Karelsen selects a few pieces of comfortably worn furniture—her mother’s mirrored vanity, her parents’ matching chairs, the tiny embroidered child-chair that she and her sister shared to stand as repositories of memory.
A sometimes delicious, sometimes poignant tension between surface and deeper emotions suffuses the exhibition. The best example may be the artist’s portraits of her parents at different times in their lives–Ursula, in a quirky needlepoint composition suspended above her vanity (inside cover), is young and glamorous while Frank lives and dies in extreme old age (page 16) in a series of gouache sketches in the Sympathy Series, reflected across the gallery in the vanity mirror.
As Carl Little points out in his essay, the lovingly embroidered plastic pill bottles are particularly striking. While the original objects are not present, in the glossy, color-saturated threaded surfaces Karelsen creates alluring portraits of the little receptacles that are then echoed in a separate series of pale gouache images of the same bottles. The pill bottles become keenly tangible despite their physical absence. In the same way there is a call and response through time between the real porcelain figurines on Ursula’s vanity and their gouache apparitions hanging above the parents’ paired chairs.
A deeper history resonates through the artist’s close attention to the family’s everyday possessions. Karelsen’s mother escaped from Germany with her parents in 1935; the artist’s great-grandmother stayed behind in Münsingen and was sheltered by neighbors until finally captured and killed by the Nazis. One local child in particular brought her food in exchange for small gifts—things like a lace shawl and small pieces of jewelry and cutlery. In 2007, Karelsen traveled with her mother and her own daughter Elysia to Germany to see the donation of these small gifts to the Laupheim Museum of Christian and Jewish History and to meet Elizabeth, the little girl, now elderly lady, who protected her great-grandmother.
Joyous Cosmology? borrows its title from philosopher Alan Watts’ popular 1962 account of his experiments with hallucinogens and his unconventional interpretation of Zen to arrive at the view of ego and consciousness as a “transparent abstraction. ” Karelsen lifts characters from the fantastical, violent stories of late ukiyo artists Hokusai and Yoshitoshi and the intensely imagined scenarios of Henry Darger’s In the Realms of the Unreal and sets them in a coolly ornamental world composed of Katz, Warhol, and O’Keefe flowers.
In Kiyohime With Flowers and Children we see the vengeful princess rising above a flat garden inhabited by Darger’s naked warrior children. Famous from the Kabuki dance play Musume Dōjōji, Princess Kiyo, maddened with rage at the handsome priest who denies her love, wrings her hair as she emerges dripping from crossing a river, beginning a magnificent transformation into a serpent. In the original 1865 woodblock print by Yoshitoshi sourced by Karelsen, water streams from her body, the river froths at her feet, and the pattern of her kimono turns to scales. In her crazed determination the original audience could fully imagine the climax of the story as the serpent, burning with hatred, immolates the priest as he cowers under an enormous melting temple bell. But here, in Joyous Cosmology?, the surface is pale and transparent, the rich colors and violence of the original images is drained away, leaving what the artist describes as “new, sometimes cryptic, often symbolic, sometimes humorous narratives that comment on their place in the flatness where they find themselves–art and ideas from the east and the west interplay to create a pop, mainstream, and offhand consciousness.”
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UMF set to thrill audience with “Wait Until Dark,” Oct 20–23 FARMINGTON, ME (October 3, 2016)—The University of Maine at Farmington’s first theatrical production this fall will have the audience on the edge of their seats with Frederick Knott’s psychological thriller “Wait Until Dark.” This Theatre UMF production will be presented…
Hope Association Halloween Dance
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UMF Art Gallery presents second annual Water Bear Confabulum arts festival
Complete Dentistry’s Halloween Candy Buy Back
Don’t know what to do with all of that Halloween Candy? Trade it for cash at Complete Dentistry’s 4th Annual Halloween Candy Buy Back! Stop by anytime during their normal business hours (8am-5pm Mon-Thurs, 8am-12pm Friday) Tuesday, November 1st through Friday, November 4th.
Community Conversation about the future of Saddleback Mountain
There will be a short presentation from Peter Stein, Saddleback Mountain Community Resort; Steve Philbrick, Bald Mountain Camps and Wolfe Tone, Trust for Public Lands. The group will then be taking questions in regards to the fundraising effort to allow us to enjoy a community owned mountain. FMI: www.skisaddlebackme.comRead More
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The University of Maine at Farmington’s Annual Arts and Crafts Show
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UMF kicks off the holiday season with annual Arts and Crafts Show
FARMINGTON, ME (October 20, 2016)— University of Maine at Farmington holds its annual Arts and Crafts Show from 9 a. m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016, in the UMF Olsen Student Center on South Street in Farmington. Artists and crafters from across Maine, including many new artisans, will exhibit their original and creative works at this…Read More
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In partnership between Foster CTE Center, New Ventures of Maine, the Franklin County Network, and the Wilton Career Center, a four-event program will be offered to Franklin County on November 10th, 2016 at the Mt Blue Campus.1.Totally Trades – Sponsored by New Ventures Maine(8:00-11:00)This program is designed for 9th grade girls from Mt Blue,…
Essentials of College Planning
This workshop introduces people to educational opportunities in general and MEOC services in particular. This interactive workshop touches on the four steps in the college process: admissions, financial aid, career and study skills. The Financial Aid portion of this workshop will provide an overview of financial basics and the completion of the…
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Join RMHC of Maine for their first annual Farmington Bowl-A-Thon at Meadow Lanes on Sunday, November 13 from 12-4pm. It takes 5 people to form a team so challenge your coworkers, neighbors, friends and family to a friendly match and support a great cause – keeping families close. Play for a chance to win trophies and enjoy pizza and make-your-own…Read More
Sarah Maline to Speak on the “Pop Art” of the Meiji Era
Sarah Maline to Speak on the “Pop Art” of the Meiji Era Sarah Maline, scholar, teacher, curator, collector, and Shiretown Booker, will speak on “Collecting Meiji-Era Prints: Modernism and Transformation”, an overview of the effects of the modern world on the traditional values of Japanese society, on Sunday, November 13th at 5:30 in the…Read More
November’s Business After Hours at Franklin Savings Bank
For the November Business After Hours, Franklin Savings Bank will put the focus on Giving Thanks and Giving Back. The bank will use its spotlight to showcase one of its beneficiaries, Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice, which celebrates its 50th Anniversary this year. The November event is 5 to 7 p.m. TUESDAY, November 15th at the bank’s Main…Read More
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UMF Fitness and Recreation Center Hosts Annual Turkey Trot
UMF Fitness and Recreation Center hosts annual Turkey Trot, Nov. 19 FARMINGTON, ME (November 7, 2016)—The University of Maine at Farmington Fitness and Recreation Center invites the public to join them in its ninth annual Turkey Trot and Kids Fun Run Saturday, Nov. 19. Race day registration is 8:30-9:30 a.m., Kid’s Fun Run starts at 9:45 a.m.…Read More
Farmington Downtown Association Presents Ladies’ Day Out
The Farmington Downtown Association is excited to announce the date for its sixth annual Ladies’ Day Out: Saturday, November 19th. From 10-5, Farmington downtown businesses and organizations will offer retail and dining specials and some well-deserved pampering. Check-in for the day’s events starts at 10am at City Lights. Goodie bags are…Read More
The Great Charity Auction
The United Way of the Tri-Valley Area is hosting the Great Charity Auction just in time for early holiday shopping. The signature event for United Way will be held on Saturday, November 19 at the North Dining Hall at University of Maine Farmington. The auction is sponsored by Gold Sponsor Franklin Printing; Silver Sponsor Franklin Savings Bank;…Read More
Novel Jazz Concert
The Arts Institute of Western Maine presents a concert by the southern Maine jazz septet Novel Jazz on Saturday, November 19 at 7:30 PM at Merrill Hall on the campus of the University of Maine at Farmington. Admission is $12; students with ID are free. The band regularly plays throughout Maine, performed for Maine Public Radio, and appeared in a…Read More
UMF Collegium Features Works For Orchestra, Band and Brass Quintet
The UMF Collegium, a collection of instrumental ensembles under the direction of conductor Eric Thomas, will present a program featuring performances by the orchestra, band and an unconventional brass quintet at 3:30 p. m., Sunday, Nov. 20, in Nordica Auditorium in Merrill Hall on the University of Maine at Farmington campus. The orchestra will be…Read More
C.V. — Veronica CrossSolo Exhibitions
HUNGRY GHOSTS, Second Story Gallery, New Orleans, LA, forthcoming
OFFERINGS, Second Story Gallery, New Orleans, LA
DESTINATION (UN)KNOWN: THE VALUE OF FORGETTING SO THAT YOU MAY RECALL, Kristie Mayeaux, curator, Basin Street Arts, Lafayette, LA
SHE’S (NOT) THERE: THE RE-MIX, Sarah Maline, curator, UMF Art Gallery, University of Maine Farmington, Farmington, ME
TIME & PLACE: NARRATIVE LANDSCAPES 2009-2014, Owen Gallery, Gould Academy, Bethel, ME
RICH INNER LIFE, a P3+ PROSPECT 3 satellite project in conjunction with, WITH LOVE WITH LIGHT, Tigermen Den, New Orleans, LA
CAST IN AMBER, Elizabeth Moss Galleries, Falmouth, ME
LOVE LETTERS TO AN AMERICAN GOTHIC, Lajos Matolcsy Art Center, Norway, ME
NEW WORKS: LOST & FOUND, Aucocisco Galleries, Portland, ME
REMEMBER ME, Capsule Gallery, NYC
HOMECOMING, Realform Project Space, Brooklyn. NY
THE FEMALE GAZE, Barbara Ann Levy Gallery, NYC
CONCEPTS IN BURLESQUE: WHAT BECOMES A WOMAN MOST? Abraham Lubelski Gallery, NYC
With Tan Khanh Cao, Leona Strassberg Steiner, curator, 912 Julia, New Orleans, LA
EMBODIMENTS, VERONICA CROSS & NIKKI JUEN, UNO St. Claude Gallery, New Orleans, LA
SHOW/GIRLS, Elizabeth Moss Galleries, Falmouth, ME
VERONICA CROSS & CHRISTINE CALLAHAN, Barbara Ann Levy Gallery, Fire Island, NY
YOUNG AMERICAN PAINTERS, American-European Fine Art, Inc, NYC
dona icon, Empire Gallery, SUNY Empire State College, NYC
Selected Group Exhibitions
RESUSCITATION, Second Story Gallery, New Orleans, LA
CAPTURED FRAGMENTS, Second Story Gallery, New Orleans, LA
THE HEALTHY ARTIST, Jaik Faulk and Bob Borel, curators, Acadiana Center for the Arts, Lafayette, LA
MAKE AMERICA WHAT AMERICA MUST BECOME, Katrina Neumann and George Scheer, curators, Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, LA
NEW SURROUNDINGS, Leona Strassberg Steiner, curator, 912 Julia, New Orleans, LA
WETLANDS ART TOUR, Leona Strassberg Steiner, curator, New Orleans Art Center, New Orleans, LA
IN THIS REALM, Michel Droge, curator, Institute of Contemporary Art at Maine College of Art, Portland, ME
MFA Thesis Exhibition, Vermont College of Fine Arts, Montpelier, VT
FOCUSING ON NATURAL HISTORY, Maine Photography Project, L. C. Bates Museum of Natural History, Fairfield, ME
SEASONAL SCENES: THE BEAUTY OF RURAL MAINE, L.C. Bates Museum of Natural History, Fairfield, ME
MAINE NORTHERN SKIES: CLEAR LIGHT, L.C. Bates Museum of Natural History, Fairfield, ME
JUST WHAT YOU’VE ALWAYS WANTED, Elizabeth Moss Galleries, Falmouth, ME
GIFT TO THE GLACIER, L.C. Bates Museum of Natural History, Fairfield, ME
HUMANITY IN NATURE, L.C. Bates Museum of Natural History, Fairfield, ME
SOMETHING BLUE, Elizabeth Moss Galleries, Falmouth, ME
DRAWING FROM THE COLLECTIONS, L.C. Bates Museum of Natural History, Fairfield, ME
AUDITION, Aucocisco Galleries, Portland, ME
VISUAL POETRY, Lewis Gallery, Portland Public Library, presented by Aucocisco Galleries, Portland, ME
SUMMER SALON GROUP SHOW, Aucocisco Galleries, Portland, ME
SPRING INTO SUMMER SHOW, Lajos Matolcsy Art Center, Norway, ME
SUMMER SALON GROUP SHOW, Aucocisco Galleries, Portland, ME
PAPER IN THE WIND 3, David Gibson, curator, Tom Jaekel Gallery, NYC
PAPER IN THE WIND 2, David Gibson, curator, Realform Project Space, Brooklyn, NY
29 WEST, Meghan Bush, Heather Stephens, curators, 29 West, NYC
PUSH ME, PULL YOU, Carolyn Monastra, curator, Ise Cultural Foundation, NYC
YOUNG AMERICANS, Meghan Bush and Heather Stephens, Wake Forest University, North Carolina
ART OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD, Tastes Like Chicken, Brooklyn, NY AND ONE FOR GRANDMA, Capsule Gallery, NYC
SCOPE ART FAIR, 31 Grand, presenters, Los Angeles, CA
ID-ENTITY, David Gibson, curator, NurtureArt, Brooklyn, NY
DEALER’S CHOICE, 31 Grand, Brooklyn, NY
THAT SUMMER FEELING…, Erika Belle, curator, Wooster Projects, NYC
THIRD ANNUAL B. A.A.D! ASS WOMEN ARTS SHOW, Cassandra & Noelia Tejada, curators, Bronx Academy of Arts & Dance, Hunts Point, NY
BURNING SENSATION II, CB’s 313 Gallery, NYC
BODIES AND FORMS, David Gibson, curator, DUMBO Arts Festival, Studio #415, Brooklyn, NY
BEAUTY NOTHING MORE THAN THE PROMISE OF HAPPINESS, Erika Belle, curator, Sylvia Heisel, NYC
GLASSWORKS, tactileBOSCH, Cardiff, Wales, UK, catalogue
RAW DESIRE, Coralee Lynn Rose, curator, Hunter MFA Bldg, NYC
SECOND ANNUAL B.A.A.D.! ASS WOMEN ARTS SHOW, Cassandra & Alejandra Delfin, curators, Bronx Academy of Arts & Dance, Hunts Point, NY
THOROUGHLY ENTERTAINED, 17 White Street, NYC
REVENGE OF THE PUSSY, Barbara Ann Levy Gallery, Fire Island, NY
tactileBOSCH HAS MORE FRONT…, More Front, Cardiff, Wales, UK
THE PUSSY SHOW, Barbara Ann Levy Gallery, Fire Island, NYC
BURNING SENSATION, CB’s 313 Gallery, NYC
THE VARIETY SHOW, FC29, NYC
LUNA PARK, Christine Callahan, curator, Barbara Ann Levy Gallery, Fire Island, NY
EVERY GIRL LOVES A BAD ASS, CB’s 313 Gallery, NYC
YOU’VE GOT A HOT ASS – THE REVENGE OF L. H.O.O.Q., Bill Kaizen, curator, 450 Broadway Gallery, NYC 7TH ANNUAL ART AROUND THE PARK, Tompkins Square Park, NYC
PIER SHOW 6, Brooklyn Waterfront Artists’ Coalition, Beard St Pier, Brooklyn, NY
2 CHICS FROM BROOKLYN, Café Web Gallery, Albany, NY
Exhibitions in Alternative Spaces, Installation and Site-Specific Works
GIRL AND BOY, solo project, Scott Davis, curator, Waldoboro, Maine
DIVAS AND DIRTBAGS, solo project, Spa, NYC
ROCK AND ROLL BURLESQUE, solo project, ON, Life, NYC Brooklyn, NY
MURAL, Graffiti collaboration, Hewes St., Brooklyn,
HOT WOMEN ARTISTS, Graffiti collaboration, Phun Phactory Aerosol Art Corporation, Long Island City, NY
STARECASE, guerilla installation, S.U.N.Y. at Stony Brook, Stony Brook, NY
PRESS – PLEASE SEE PRESS PUBLICATIONS SECTION FOR ARTICLES ABOUT MY WORK
PUBLISHED WRITING AND RELATED PROJECTS
Project Manager/Editor for a 1960’s-focused book of photography, Highway 67, by Charlie Steiner, in production.
“Fantasy II in Exile at Acadiana Center for the Arts”, Burnaway, Vol. 13, Issue 46; Nov. 11, 2021.
“George Clinton: Free Your Mind”, ANTIGRAVITY, Nov. 2021, Nov. 7, 2021.
“Sheldon Scott’s Ruminations on Blackness in Capital, Captivity, and Catharsis: Portrait, number 1 man (day clean ta sun
down), 2018”, The Maine Arts Journal, Fall 2021, Oct. 1, 2021.https://maineartsjournal.com/veronica-cross-sheldon-scotts-ruminations-on-blackness-in-capital-captivity-and-catharsis-portrait-number-1-man-day-clean-ta-sun-down-2018/
“Of Life Interrupted – Die-Ins, Visual Poetics, and Community Engagement: Bringing Visibility to the Culture of Addiction”,
The Maine Arts Journal, Spring 2021, April 1, 2021.
“Letter from New Orleans: The Importance of Taking Up Space”, The Maine Arts Journal, Winter 2021, Dec. 1, 2020.
“Connecting Jazz and Ballet at Marigny Opera House”, Revieux, Feb. 5, 2018. https://revieux.org/reviews/connecting-jazz-ballet-marigny-opera-house/
“Three Aperitifs for the Holidays: Christmas Cocktails at The Marigny Opera House”, Revieux, Jan. 11, 2018. https://revieux.org/reviews/ballet/three-aperitifs-for-the-holidays-christmas-cocktails-at-the-marigny-opera-house/
“The Radiant Illuminati of LUNA Fete”, Revieux, Jan. 11, 2018. https://revieux.org/reviews/the-radiant-illuminati-of-luna-fete/
“An Angel Appeared: Why Book of Saints Matters”, Revieux, Oct. 16, 2017. https://revieux.org/reviews/ballet/an-angel-appeared-why-book-of-saints-matters/
With Belle, Erika and Purcigliotti, Andrea: “Women on Women at Bellwether”, NY Arts Magazine, Vol. 5, No. 4, pp. 24-26.
“Connecting with the Psychic Friends of Robert Hawkins”, NY Arts Magazine, Vol. 5, No. 3, pp. 20-21.
“Appearance is All that Matters: The Well-Worn Piano”, catalogue essay for Jung Hur exhibition , FINALLY WEAR THE PIANO, at Corey Daniels Gallery, Wells, ME, May 2015.
2021-Current, Project Manager for a 1960s-themed photography book presenting works by Charlie SteinerGRANTS and residencies
Vermont Studio Center Residency, Artist’s Grant, Johnson, VT
Emerging Curators Program Grant, Ise Cultural Foundation, for the INNER GARDEN exhibition, Ise Cultural Foundation, NYC
Travel funding provided by Interlink, UK, via Wales Arts Council, to exhibit in tactileBOSCH HAS MORE FRONT at More Front, Wales, UK
Travel funding provided by Interlink, UK, via the Wales Arts Council as co-curator of STIMULATA, Howard Gardens Gallery, University of Wales in Cardiff, Wales, UK
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HER STRUT/FLAG-RAISING, performance at Vermont College of Fine Arts, Montpelier, VT
With artist/director Nikki Juen, CHAKRA STACKS, Vermont College of Fine Arts, Montpelier, VT
1966, “D.J. Verockina”, musical, Jacksina, Judy, director. El Flamingo East, NYC.
HAIR BURNERS, “Badger”, film, Ambler, Ned, director. USA.
GANG GIRLS 2000, short, Del Mar, Katrina, director. USA.
Vermont College of Fine Arts, Montpelier, VT, M.F.A. in Visual Art, Summer 2016
University of Southern Maine, Portland, Maine, Studio Art & Entrepreneurial Studies with a Minor in Art History, Magna Cum Laude, 2014
Studio Semester Program, SUNY at Empire State College, NYC
Art Students’ League Work Study Scholarship in Printmaking, NYC
SUNY at Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY
School of Visual Arts, NYC
CURRENT GALLERY AFFILIATION
Second Story Gallery, New Orleans Healing Center, New Orleans, LABOARD POSITIONS
Fundraising Chair, NOLA Roundup, a non-profit addiction recovery initiative with an emphasis on the LGBTQ communities of New Orleans
Advisory Board, Freetown Studios, Lafayette, LA
Western Maine Art Group, Laos Matolcsy Arts Center, Norway, ME
studio assistant positions
1996-1998, Assistant to Master Printer Kathy Caraccio, K. Caraccio Printing Studio, NYC
1997-2000, Studio assistant to artist Stephanie Rose, NYC
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Province. The feeling of hopelessness squeezes all the senses. The only entertainment here is dancing in the local recreation center. There are sheep and sluggish children all around, playing incomprehensible games. And over all this, mortal melancholy reigns, leading many to despair or a life-saving escape to the big city …
Agree, this is a painfully familiar situation.
All of Russia is about the same picture, albeit more modern due to the presence of the Internet, cellular communications and cable TV, but the same gray and gloomy.
But in this case, we are not talking about Russia, but about Norway, whose cinema in recent years has been experiencing a stormy surge of fresh, unshackled ideas, trends and directions. And the picture of debutante Yannicke Süstad Jacobsen “What turns her on” , which will be discussed, is another testament to the uniqueness of contemporary Norwegian cinema.
For all its seeming “blackness” and vulgarity, the film Jacobsen is an example of light, almost humanistic cinematography. Entering the territory of Scarecrow , 400 Strikes and other notorious films about growing up, the director unexpectedly masterfully teaches us a lesson about tolerance, understanding and communication. Even the presence in the frame of a verbally reproductive organ, which plays an informative role rather than a pornographic or aesthetic one, does not interfere with the teaching of morality.
But the film is not only a lesson about ethics, but also a kind of game in reality. Observing the life-being of fifteen-year-old Alma, we sometimes cannot distinguish the life of a girl who is acutely experiencing a perbutational period from her fantasies.This, of course, is the “fault” of the director, who – together with the operator Marianne Bakke – created an everyday picture of what was happening and deliberately deprived the fiction of any expressive coloring. This is understandable. Can there be vivid fantasies in the provinces ?!
The last remark can even be made in reproach to the creators, but when you see Helena Bergsholm , the lead actress, I don’t really want to scold the picture even for some strong flaw. Her Alma is not only a victim of circumstances, but also a strong, whole person who has matured earlier than her peers.Of course, this is not Eva from the Spanish fantasy about the future, and not the phenomenal Jordan from Submarine , and even more so, not the unfortunate Eva Ionesco . And, nevertheless, Alma’s eyes shine with a kind of knowledge that is inaccessible to the rest.
In contrast to Alma, who is experiencing sexual attraction to her classmate Arthur (a very ambiguous ideal for lust), her friends are present in the film. Ingrid ( Beata Stefring ) takes life as it is.And Sarah ( Malin Bjerchovde ) dreams of becoming a human rights activist somewhere in Texas, away from their provincial hole. They kind of balance this out-of-the-box story (especially Sarah, who falls in love with the local junkie).
The film also contains, as an obligatory element, the mother of the protagonist, who, according to the established tradition, does not understand her teenage daughter. Henrietta Steenstrap did without tyranny Irina Ionesco , but she also feels a certain nervousness and bitchiness, which, however, is soon easily explained by the presence of a secret suitor.
The rest of the actors in this picture are present only as an element that characterizes the local flavor and madness of the situation (what is madness – it’s better to find out for yourself when watching).
Finally, I will say that if you once liked “Show me love” or “My little princess” , then “What turns her on” should be watched without fail. Others can appreciate this high-quality tragicomedy about growing up either for the sake of interest in contemporary Norwegian cinema, or out of love for this art in general.
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Battle of Dresses: Malin Ackerman, Sarah Sampaio and Emily Ratzkowski
Malin Ackerman / Sara Sampaio / Emily Ratzkowski
The battle of dresses today is very unusual, or rather, triple. Moreover, two of its participants appeared in the same outfits at the same event: we don’t know if the girls conspired to attract more attention to themselves, or it happened by accident. So, a deep orange Cushnie et Ochs dress was spotted this month on actress Malin Ackerman, models Sarah Sampaio and Emily Ratzkowski.
Emily and Sarah were the first to arrive at the Sports Illustrated party wearing matching dresses. At the same time, Ratzkowski slightly corrected its length, removing a couple of centimeters to make her slender legs look even better.As for accessories, she preferred sandals in a flesh-colored and of the same tone, a rectangular clutch, as well as a bracelet just above the wrist.
Sara Sampaio chose more sophisticated sandals for exactly the same dress – black, with a golden insert.
Well, Malin Ackerman demonstrated an orange dress Cushnie et Ochs (also slightly above the knee length) recently – at a Bvlgari party on Tuesday. The actress provided her outfit with golden accessories – a clutch, sandals and jewelry.
Whose version do you like better?
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How to get from Moscow by car: Go along the M9 Moscow – Riga highway to Pustoshka, about 550 km, then turn to Pskov and go along the M20 Kiev – Petersburg highway to the tourist center (18 km).The tourist base will be located in front of the bridge over the Velikaya River, on the right side.
How to get there by car from St. Petersburg: Along the M20 St. Petersburg – Kiev highway, you need to drive about 435 km to the village of Kholuny, then along the highway a kilometer from the village, the road will cross the Velikaya River, passing the bridge, on the left side in the direction of travel there will be an entrance to the camp site.
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British director and screenwriter Paul Hayett’s film Sworn to Darkness (Howl, House of Tolerance) premiered at the FrightFest and was originally presented to the public under the title Heretics. Hayeth’s enthusiasm and desire to speak out on certain topics in genre cinema deserve respect, if only because this director began his career on the set as a make-up artist and organizer of special effects, but ambition led him to work on his own projects with small budgets.It seems that after the massive success of The Conjuring franchise, the theme of damned monasteries and nuns administering justice with the help of the cross should have become commonplace. However, everything happened exactly the opposite, and in horror the sub-genre received a rebirth, which is known as nunsplotation and in which the main emphasis is on near-religious conflicts that occur most often within the same location. Therefore, Paul Hayeth in this case did not invent a new genre of bicycles, but he learned to ride within the framework of existing screen clichés and stereotypes quite steadily.Believing and, most importantly, checking what was happening in England in the middle of the 17th century is hardly possible for an ordinary viewer, because of this, all God’s chosen female representatives serve not only as vessels for purity and virtue, but also have to constantly struggle with temptations and test the strength of devotion to the faith at the cost of their own lives. Having created the history of the tape together with screenwriters Conal Palmer and Gregory Blair (“Deadly Change”), Paul Hayeth was more striving to achieve a general atmosphere that could crush the viewer with his dullness and dark corners than to a variety of plot arcs for the performers of roles, which fundamentally did not differ much. on the screen.The feeling of creepiness from what is happening is achieved thanks to a secluded building located far from the conventional city and initially acquiring the form of a huge stone sack, from which not all characters will be destined to get out. The director plays up the traditional theme of atonement for sins and introduces the audience to the accursed place, which has its own by no means a godly story and in which human blood will constantly be shed in very large volumes. Therefore, “Sworn to Darkness” to a greater extent adheres to peculiarly presented visual ideas and constantly works out frightening and constantly showing sharp teeth prospects for all representatives of the holy monastery, where an obsession with an inner secret very quickly becomes a reason for fear, surveillance and general female hysteria in front of an incomprehensible evil.In the chilling prologue of Sworn to Darkness, Paul Hayeth introduces the backstory of events that will develop four decades later, when a young nun, Sister Margaret (Katie Sheridan, The Genie in the House series), conducts a ceremony to summon one of the devilish incarnations and brings for this bloody human sacrifice. This, according to the character Sheridan, should test the faith of the servants of the religion and strengthen them in opposition to the demon. A young novice, chosen as a medium, quickly becomes possessed and takes the lives of several holy sisters.An unknown entity takes possession of the dead bodies and they attack the killer, cursing her and forcing her to deal with Margaret. But the nuns manage to repel the devilish attack, this leads to the fact that one of them, Elizabeth, leaves the monastery forever and can hardly cope with her shock. The character of Sheridan eventually becomes the Reverend Abbess of this strange in all respects place, over which the seal of a curse already hangs. 40 years later, the city magistrate condemns Persephone (Hannah Arterton, TV series “Security” and “Versailles”) to death and accuses her of witchcraft.Hayeth acts here as a subtle connoisseur of ancient mythology and gives the main character the name of the Greek goddess, mistress of the underworld. Mother Superior Margaret (already Claire Higgins, “Hellraiser”, “Cassandra’s Dream”) interrupts the process and begins to blackmail the master (Michael Ironside) with links to the Inquisition, as a result the character of Arterton is sent to the monastery for re-education and further repentance for what he had done. There, the girl receives strict instructions from her sister Anna Francis (Sara Malin, TV series “The Bodyguard”, “Doctor Strange”) that one should not leave the territory of the monastery and not make contact with anyone.In addition to the protagonist, there are already several young nuns in the monastery, sisters Catherine (Emily Tucker), Adela (Amelia Bennett) and Emeline (Rosie Day, the series “Good Omens”, “Further Down the Corridor”), all of them to one degree or another are guilty of sins before the Almighty, and therefore they are harassed by the older servants of the Lord and perform the most difficult and thankless work. Almost immediately, Persephone begins to see much more inside the monastery walls than other girls can imagine, she feels the presence of a supernatural, a special kind of evil that can seep through the walls and cause a fever, leading to a very rapid death.The idea of re-educating lost souls, which is the basis for launching the narrative in Sworn Darkness, is by no means new; for more than two centuries in Europe, there have been so-called Magdalene Laundries, where former prostitutes underwent rehabilitation through labor and prayer. In a sense, the theme of the church’s direction on the true path itself went to Paul Hayet’s hands and such a shelter could well become the place where the events of a horror film unfold, where women who have covered themselves with public shame are constantly waiting for correction and punishment.The curse hanging over the monastery provides additional support in the plot, in which only bony hands must be placed for complete fear, grabbing the central characters by the shoulders, strange creatures descending from the walls like spiders, and making the Priory a place where holiness is tested by blood and looming madness. The director pays a lot of attention not so much to the logic of the plot, which every now and then loses its logic, but to the production design, which provides the maximum amount of red liquid in the frame and rips out the eyes of the characters for greater intensity.The character of Claire Higgins turns out to be truly disgusting and keeps in suspense regarding her villainy almost until the very climax, in which the Reverend Margaret begins to skillfully and competently wave the cross to exterminate evil spirits. The director’s use of the lack of lighting and the abundance of candles in the frame of various sizes allows him to take numerous shadows as his allies, create a tense atmosphere and scare the audience with alarming frames in which the characters prefer to shout and act more than conduct theological conversations.The whole theme of the project for Hayeth turns out to be a great way to organize from the second act a gothic bloodbath and give out a merciless slasher. In general, most of the deaths in this project are of a truly metaphysical nature, a kind of game of defeat in a bloody massacre, the logic of which is sometimes not entirely clear even to the authors themselves. Despite the monastic outfits, all the characters in the picture look hysterical and scared to death by the female society, sincerely not understanding what is really happening and how far everything can go in this story.The exploitative style of the tape does not involve love lines in the frame, and the affair between the visiting merchant Ellis (Freddie Carter) and Katherine is needed more to understand the final details of the story than to add lyrics to the bloody streams of the story. For audiences, Sworn To Darkness does not provide any specific directorial messages from Paul Hayeth, who prefers the tumultuous play of visionary layering. Because of this, the project takes on more features of a dream of a time when human life was worthless and could be a toy for otherworldly forces, in this case the looseness of the script lines is compensated by the originality of the place and the atmosphere shooting with fears.The script turns out to be a common problem for this tape, which promises a lot for the audience, but is scattered behind the external manifestations. A mixture of mysterious nuns, fallen young girls, witchcraft and a general evil spirit hanging over everything that happens, does not fully detonate and leads the tape along a completely predictable path of development.