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Saya Woolfalk

World Builder

Saya wollfalk

Thursday, March 16, 2017
5:10 pm


In-person Event

Michigan Theater
603 E Liberty St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104


Penny Stamps Speaker Series
Open to the public
Free of charge
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According to The Huffington Post, Saya Woolfalk doesn’t create artworks, she creates worlds.” A New York-based artist who uses science fiction and fantasy to re-imagine societies and manufacture immersive, multimedia environments, Woolfalk’s work is highly narrative in nature. Daughter of a Japanese mother and an African American father, Woolfalk explores themes of ambiguity, difference, and cooperation. Her work is highly collaborative, and her captivating installations include projects with dancers, animators, filmmakers, and musicians. With the multiyear projects No Place, The Empathics, and ChimaTEK, Woolfalk has created the world of the Empathics, a fictional race of women who are able to alter their genetic makeup and fuse with plants. Woolfalk has exhibited broadly in the world’s top contemporary art centers including PS1 MoMA; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; and Studio Museum, Harlem, to name a few.

Supported by the University of Michigan Museum of Art, the University of Michigan Institute for Humanities, and Chelsea River Gallery.


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