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April 26, 2012 | 9:00 am - 4:00 pm | Shadow Lawn

Free Event


Erin V. Sotak – photographer and installation artist

Audiences can come and go as they please.  If students want to take part
in creating Erin Sotak’s site specific performance, they can contact
Anne Massoni at

This collaborative site-specific performance transforms ordinary
experience into performative action and elevates everyday life
encounters. Mundane and significant events are amplified and altered
through repetition and recreation while fabricated narratives interrupt
reality and engage the fantastical. A hopeless romantic and devout
absurdist, Sotak regales the arduous adventures of comically courting
the ever-shifting and always fleeting in an attempt to stall, freeze and
simply endure.

Artist bio:
Erin V. Sotak has
exhibited both nationally and internationally and is the recipient of
numerous grants and awards. She has been an invited lecturer and an
artist in residence at prestigious universities, and her work has been
published in several art journals. She describes her work as “less a
conversation and more a short story. I narrate using symbolic colors,
iconic objects, cultural references and historical allusions… My work
most often takes the form of installation and performance that is
concerned with labor, endurance, absurdity, collections, consumption and
aesthetics. The work ultimately and most importantly exists as a

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