Rain Date: Performance by Zoe Berg and Screening Co-Curated with Professor Michael Smith
Thursday, February 21, 2013 - 6:00pm – 7:30pm
Free and Open to the Public
Center Space Project presents Like a desert mirage: Once a mountain, now a hole, a performance by Zoe Berg, as part of her exhibition Til sjøs (At sea). The work will be staged in Berg’s whimsical set installed in the Center Space gallery. Following the performance, Berg and Michael Smith, Professor in Transmedia in the Department of Art and Art History, will screen a selection of videos that employ a camp sensibility and motif. A brief Q&A and discussion will follow the screening.
Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Zoe Berg: Til sjøs (At sea) on view at the VAC February 1 – March 9
Generous support for Center Space Project comes from the University Co-Op as well as Robin and Trey Hancock.
About the Artist
Zoe Berg is a senior in Studio Art and Scandinavian Studies at The University of Texas at Austin. Born in Austin, Berg first traveled to Norway the summer after fifth grade—a life-changing experience, which led to her being known as "the girl who just talks about Norway, cats, and her grandmother." Still an accurate description, Berg admits, as she has continued to channel her Norwegian sea-captain ancestors and grandparents, creating performances, videos, and installations depicting traced personal and fictional histories. Since returning to Texas after living and studying in Madison, Wisconsin for two years, Berg has participated in shows in Austin and the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, namely Car Show: Drive in/Thru/Byand Pool Party at Co-Lab Projects in Austin, Fresh Meat at 500X Gallery in Dallas, and Textinction at Tex Gallery in Denton. Berg attended Ox-Bow School of Art during summer 2012 and participated in Land Arts of the American West during fall 2012.
About the Center Space Project
Center Space Project, the student organization of the Visual Arts Center, works collaboratively with fellow students, faculty, alumni, and visiting artists to create engaging exhibitions and programs, promoting a strong student presence in the VAC.