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Here, There, Then, Now: Dahlia Elsayed

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April 5, 2012 | 11:30 am - 2:15 pm | Art Building Courtyard

Free Event

Here, There, Then, Now

Dahlia Elsayed – painter/installation artist

Event will take place in the Art Building Courtyard –
between Plangere & Student Center, behind Sculpture Garden (rain
location will be Plangere lobby)

Audiences can come and go as they please. If students
want to take part in creating Dahlia Elsayed’s site specific
performance, they can contact the artist at

This special site-specific event is a cross-disciplinary
project chronicling how public histories and private narratives
temporarily attach to landscape, specifically to bodies of water.
Elsayed will collaborate with students from various departments to
create a multi-channel event exploring ideas of semi-permanence, traces,
and cyclical erasures relating to the ocean with all its implications
as life sustaining, transporting, cleansing and deadly. Artist bio: For
over a decade, Elsayed has been making paintings and installations that
synthesize an internal and external experience of place, connecting the
topographical with the psychological. Her work has been exhibited
extensively throughout the U.S. and internationally. Visually, Elsayed
pulls from conceptual art, comics, cartography and landscape painting
and employs symbols of hard data to frame the soft data of the
ephemeral. For three generations Elsayed’s family has moved from
continent to continent due to political and religious persecution, which
has fostered a deep curiosity about how story shapes a landscape, and
its inverse, how landscape takes a mythic form in narrative. For more
information visit: