http://www.davielshy.com
https://vimeo.com/user814352

Bio

Instructor, Liberal Arts (2013). BA, Studio Art, 2006, Oberlin College;  MFA, 2013, School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Bibliography: Vaginal Davis, Speaking from the Diaphragm blog: "Die Jugendliche Frische- Faltenbehandling," May 18, 2013; ExTV on CANTV Episode 4: The Works of Daviel Shy, Chicago Public Access Network; Teresa Reiter, TheGap Magazine, "Lesbiche Zombies from Outerspace," July 16, 2012. Publications: Performance Research Journal; Chicago IRL: Queer Arts and Literary Digest. Awards: NY State Council on the Arts, Experimental Television Center Finishing Fund Award.


Personal Statement

My work as an artist relies on a tireless belief in our collective ability to reclaim and rename our history, and in doing so, our future. The recruitment at the center of my practice is not audience participation, but initiation. One by one I am turning the outsider in.

I utilize old technologies; super 8 and 16mm film, letter writing, optical printing and hand-processing, to resuscitate materials I do not believe are dead. The same goes for the historical and personal revivals throughout my project. My films pay homage to the past while willfully polluting the "old boys club" of the accepted canon. Simultaneously, I revive and revise in order to craft a new a lesbian syntax for my own time.


Current Interests

 I am currently interested in women's writing and american radical political movements. I am studying French to further my research into the Parisian circle of poets and authors in Nathalie Barney's L' Académie des Femmes. I am also reading Assata Shakur's autobiography and have joined two feminist book clubs.

 

Disclaimer: All work represents the views of the INDIVIDUAL ARTISTS & AUTHORS who created them, and are not those of the school or museum of the Art Institute.