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Suara Welitoff, a Cambridge-based filmmaker and video artist, creates lyrical and meditative videos that elevate the everyday to the poetic. Welitoff works with short sequences of film that she alters by slowing the tempo and reducing the color to a single hue of limited palette. Set in an infinite loop, the videos take on a beautiful, even hypnotic effect. In her works seconds of film are stretched into minutes and hours- traditional structures of time and narrative are discarded in favor of mining a charged gesture of sequence.
This talk is presented by the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum through the generosity of the Phyllis & Jerome Lyle Rappaport Foundation and is co-presented with MassArt. Welitoff is the 2012 recipient of deCordova's prestigious Rappaport Prize, and annual award given to and established contemporary artist with ties to the New England area. All attendees will receive a free pass to visit the deCordova.