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Pandemic, Care, and Healing with Hanae Utamura
March 30, 2021 @ 7:00 pm– 9:00 pm EDT
Tuesday, March 31, 7 pm ET
Free or suggested donation
Access information: This workshop will take place over Zoom. Automated captions will be available for participants to turn on.
Hanae Utamura invites participants to mark the past year of the pandemic to a collective workshop on care and healing through performance with your webcam. The workshop will draw on the artists expansive work incorporating gesture as a way to interact and comment on the environment and its histories.
Hanae Utamura is a Japanese visual artist based in Buffalo, New York. Utamura’s media include video, performance, installation, and sculpture. Negotiations and conflicts between the human and earth, and how all the varieties of the wills of life manifest, have been the central focus of her practice. She has been awarded Shiseido Art Egg Award, Art Omi residency, the Pola Art Foundation, UNESCO-Aschberg Bursary Award, and Axis/Florence Trust Award. She was a visiting scholar at New York University in 2019-2020, supported by Japanese Ministry of Culture, Japanese government as a part of Japan – United States Exchange Friendship Program in the Art. Image of Hanae Utamura by Peter Rosemann.
This program is presented as part of Squeaky Wheel’s Workspace Residency. Workspace Residency is supported by generous support by the County of Erie and County Executive Mark Poloncarz, the National Endowment for the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and individual members, businesses, and supporters. The Spring session of the Workspace Residency is dedicated in loving memory to former Squeaky Wheel board member Marguerite Doritty (1923-2020). Doritty was an important supporter of Buffalo’s media arts community, and she is greatly missed. Read about her legacy here.
Image: Hanae Utamura, Wiping the Snow, 2011