- Wed, Feb 21, 2018
- 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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Added Feb 14 2018
Much like a foraging walk, this intimate talk provides a context for Katya Gorkers evolving art practice across converging media.
As a Russian immigrant grappling with cultural identity, Katya has always been sensitive to language and the complexities of translating personal experiences. This sensitivity has informed her research and artistic practices. Her interests in film range from the immediacy of digital medias impact on time and collective memory to personal ethnography and the shifting boundaries of cultural identity.
She is currently in production on a personal ethnographic documentary and trans-media project, Chekhovs Dogs, that traces the cultural significance of mushroom foraging in the Russian diaspora. The film draws parallels between mycology and immigration, cultural identity and adaptation in the age of globalization.
The Sanctuary Series was developed in support of Fleishers mission to make art accessible to everyone. The series provides low-commitment learning experiences for our creative community to explore its interest in the arts. Supporting and supplementing Fleishers regular class and workshop offerings, Sanctuary Series events range from artist talks, film screenings, musical and dance performances, as well as hands-on workshops. The Sanctuary Series is free and open to the public.