NYFA MARK Alumni
Snow White Remixed
Sound Designer: Allie Tyre
Performer: Alex Stephens PrisockSnow White Remixed
Sound Designer: Allie Tyre
Performer: Alex Stephens PrisockPay AttentionPurity, Sanctity and Corporeality
Photographer: David Sansone
Performer/Make-Up: Andrew ShoffnerPurity, Sanctity and Corporeality
Photographer: David Sansone
Performer/Make-Up: Andrew ShoffnerIntangibilityEscapeIt Reflects Back On UsIt Reflects Back on UsHandsSkinPeople
Sandra Stephens
I have been interested in the ways we construct our identities. These constructions constantly change through a dialogue between the self and the outside world. Visually, I see this constructed self as a möbius strip with no distinct inside or outside. This has led to a general interest in playing with representing the integral connection between inner and outer worlds. I find the large scale and interactive possibilities of video installations as useful ways to represent this connection, as I am able to directly implicate the viewer, as he/she becomes a part of the piece. They also allow for image reversals, which I use to disrupt viewers’ sense of the “other”. I am interested in creating a visual space and language that will challenge the audience to connect in a deeper sense with those outside of oneself.

Sandra has exhibited nationally, mainly in the New York and Central New York regions including the Everson Museum of Art in Syracuse and the Munson-Williams-Proctor-Arts-Institute in Utica, New York. Her work has also been shown internationally in various locations including Circulo de Bellas Artes in Madrid, Triennale di Milano in Milan, Centre de Cultura Contemporania in Barcelona and Atelier-Haus/Galerie ZeitZone in Berlin. Sandra teaches time arts at PrattMWP in Utica, NY, and has taught at Hunter College, FIT and SVA in Manhattan.

Website: http://www.sandrastephens.com
Email:sandrastephens.is@gmail.com
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