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Film and performance artist to hold exhibition, give lecture

Alison Crocetta’s film Clear/Fill/Reveal was released in 2003.

The Lamar Dodd School of Art will host a lecture and exhibition by moving image artist Alison Crocetta on Sept. 22 at 5 p.m. in Room S150 of the art school. The lecture is part of the Visual Culture Colloquium series.

Through a hybrid art practice integrating her background in sculpture, installation and performance, Crocetta produces moving images on video and Super 8 mm film with post-production sound effects. On view will be her film trilogies Clear/Fill/Reveal and the collaborative Gather/Shed/Lift, with composer Barbara White. The exhibition, Framed Events: The Work of Alison Crocetta, will open with a reception on Sept. 23 at 7 p.m. and runs through Oct. 17 in the Gallery 101 of the art school.

“Crocetta builds the costumes, objects and spaces of her films, and acts within them. The images therefore present complex optical and tactile associations, and shift between interior and exterior, surface and content,” wrote Nell Andrew, assistant professor of art history, in an exhibition essay for Crocetta’s solo show this summer at the Weston Art Gallery in Cincinnati. “Through her integration of sculptural elements within a moving image, Crocetta’s forms avoid the definitiveness of traditional sculpture, which often becomes its own subject placed opposite us, assertive and finite in space. Crocetta’s movements, sounds and framing show the delicate balance between our bodies and the world, as well as between our subjective experience of time and the intellectual concept of ‘real-time.’ ”

Crocetta is a recipient of the 2010-2011 empac dance movies film commission to produce a forthcoming project entitled A Circus of One in collaboration with composer Jason Treuting.

“We’re delighted to show this work at UGA and to have Alison Crocetta here to talk about the films on view and preview her current project, A Circus of One,” said Andrew, who will lead a discussion of the work following Crocetta’s lecture.