The Art and Art History Department welcomes Andrea Geyer, who begins a week long residency with a public lecture as the Pigott Family Endowment for the Arts Visiting Artist for fall quarter 2016. Geyer works with photography, video and performance, using both fiction and documentary strategies in order to address larger concepts such as national identity, gender, and class in the context of the ongoing re-adjustment of cultural meanings and social memories. Her work has been shown throughout the United States and Europe including the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Tate Modern, London; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.
Geyer’s public lecture “Truly Spun Never: On expression, ethics, bodies and politics in 1930s ‘German dance’” is set for October 24, 2016, at 7 p.m. in Wyckoff Auditorium. This event is free.
Truly Spun Never is a video installation about the relationship between art and ideology focusing on the history of modern dance in Nazi Germany. As she explains, "Truly Spun Never unpacks the difficult relationships between culture and ideology, between expression and ethics, between a body and politics."