Dana Berman Duff (night only)

Saturday, May 23rd, 8pm-midnight
The Water Is Rising, 2020
Video Projection and audio track to be downloaded at www.danaduff.com (see link below)
7 x 12 feet

Artist Statement
The ubiquitous Modernist chair comes tumbling to earth as the sea rises; over-produced and ever-present it’s the most successful object produced by capitalism. Where will all of this surplus end up? The sea—the sea is a burgeoning dump and rises to meet the castaways.

Please go to www.danaduff.com for audio track to be played on your cellphone while driving by.

Biography
Dana Berman Duff lives and works in Los Angeles and rural Mexico. She studied at Cranbrook Academy of Art (BFA) and California Institute of the Arts (MFA). Her sculpture and drawings are included in several museum collections, such as the Museum of Modern Art, the New Museum of Contemporary Art, and the Brooklyn Museum in New York City, the Carnegie Museum, Pittsburgh, and the Phillips Collection, in Washington D.C., as well as in a number of private collections. In 2019 her large multi-channel video installation titled “What Does She See When She Shuts Her Eyes” (in collaboration with Sabina Ott) was mounted at Aspect Ratio in Chicago and Alchemy Moving Image Festival in Scotland. Her works in small format film and video have been screened in numerous festivals including the Toronto International Film Festival, International Film Festival Rotterdam, the Biennale de l’Image en Mouvement (Geneva), Edinburgh International Film Festival, ExIS Festival (Seoul), Experiments in Cinema (Albuquerque), Rencontres Internationales (Paris/Berlin), Cairo International Film Festival, Dortmund/Cologne International Women’s Film Festival, San Francisco Cinematheque, and many more. “The Gringas” was winner of Best Documentary Feature at the 2014 Mexico International Film Festival. An evening of her short films has been scheduled at the REDCAT theater in Disney Hall (Los Angeles) for fall 2020. A long-time educator, Duff taught at UNC, NYU, Bennington College, Art Center in Pasadena, UCLA, and at Otis College for 23 years, where she was the founding Program Director of Sculpture/New Genres.