Work-in-progress: Avye Alexandres’ Compass – Squeaky Wheel Film & Media Art Center

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Work-in-progress: Avye Alexandres’ Compass

November 30, 2023 @ 6:30 pm8:30 pm EST

Silhouette of a woman looking out a large window. Her back is to the camera, her hair in a topknot. Through the window, apartment buildings are seen.

Thursday, November 30, 2023, 6:30 pm
Free or suggested donation

Squeaky Wheel presents an evening with Avye Alexandres, as she presents a work-in-progress of her upcoming project Compass.

Compass follows four women as they each pack a bag and leave home. It is a 4-channel film installation incorporating individual soundscapes and the film actors in a live performance. The artist’s talk on this work-in-progress will include a screening of one preliminary short-film, experiments in sound design, additional exploratory film footage, and a live performance component, with a short Q&A.

Conceived and directed by Avye Alexandres, with collaborators: Marissa Graves, Johnette “JA” Warren-Askew, Rachelle Toarmino, and sound designer Francisco Corthey. Compass is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature. This 2023 Support for Artists Grant was sponsored by The Buffalo International Film Festival. Compass is a fiscally sponsored project of the New York Foundation for the Arts.

About the artist

Avye Alexandres is a multi-disciplinary artist living in Buffalo, NY. Her practice investigates the psycho-social ramifications of structures and space. Evolving from a background in photography and performance her work encompasses immersive sculpture, film and video, conceptual or participatory works, as well as site-specific installations. Her work has exhibited in venues across the US such as The Wiesman Art Museum, Burchfield Penney Art Museum, The Soap Factory, Squeaky Wheel, IFP-MN Center for Media Arts, Penn State University among others. She has developed work in residencies, commissions and fellowships since 2004. Such work includes a Northern Lights/Jerome grant for an motion triggered light sculptures installation, a Squeaky Wheel Workspace residency for a live multimedia performance, and Buffalo Art Studio’s Restoration at Silo City material reuse project. In 2023 she received a NYSCA Support for Artists Grant for development and pre-production of Compass. Stay updated on this unique project here.


November 30, 2023
6:30 pm– 8:30 pm EST
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