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Shana Moulton

shanamoulton

Artist / Explores contemporary anxieties through her filmic alter ego, Cynthia

Breath Pray Dream, 2018 / Whispering Pines 10, 2018

Shana Moulton’s dreamy world is inhabited by Cynthia, her alter ego. Cynthia is a psychedelic lady, a playful impersonation of escapism, the pursuit of personal fulfillment and happiness, the promise of self-healing and spiritual improvement. Alternative remedies, sacred sculptures and crystals, and secret pathways through bedroom furniture comprise the hallucinatory space of Cynthia. Breathe, Pray, Dream is an instantiation of Cynthia’s bedroom temples—an animistic altar transforming everyday decorative objects into sacred keys. This altar is a condensation between the late-night info-commercials and the quiver of video games’ characters combined with the design of online shopping. In Cynthia’s world, the remedy is a source of further anxiety and self-alienation.

📷Nysos Vasilopoulos

#alterego #wellness #spirituality #self-alienation
Fri 26 Oct 2018
17:00 - 17:30
Performance
This organ wants this, that organ wants that, 2015-ongoing
by
Shana Moulton

Esperia Palace, 1st floor

Shana Moulton’s dreamy world is inhabited by Cynthia, her alter ego. Cynthia is a psychedelic lady, a playful impersonation of escapism, the pursuit of personal fulfillment and happiness, the promise of self-healing and spiritual improvement. Alternative remedies, sacred sculptures and crystals, and secret pathways through bedroom furniture comprise the hallucinatory space of Cynthia.

Sat 27 Oct 2018
17:00 - 17:30
Performance
This organ wants this, that organ wants that, 2015-ongoing
by
Shana Moulton

Esperia Palace, 1st floor

Shana Moulton’s dreamy world is inhabited by Cynthia, her alter ego. Cynthia is a psychedelic lady, a playful impersonation of escapism, the pursuit of personal fulfillment and happiness, the promise of self-healing and spiritual improvement. Alternative remedies, sacred sculptures and crystals, and secret pathways through bedroom furniture comprise the hallucinatory space of Cynthia.

Fri 23 Nov 2018
20:00 - 20:35
Screening
Whispering Pines 10, 2018
by
Shana Moulton

Esperia Palace, KINO, 1st floor

Shana Moulton’s dreamy world is inhabited by Cynthia, her alter ego. Cynthia is a psychedelic lady, a playful impersonation of escapism, the pursuit of personal fulfillment and happiness, the promise of self-healing and spiritual improvement. Alternative remedies, sacred sculptures and crystals, and secret pathways through bedroom furniture comprise the hallucinatory space of Cynthia. The 10-part video series Whispering Pines 10 follows the protagonist's search for health and total happiness through consumer objects within her virtual home, creating comic, contemplative, and surreal situations. The mundane objects in Cynthia's possession act as portals into her own overactive subconscious, wherein hallucinatory sequences explore the nature of material and spiritual concerns in contemporary culture.

 

Video, 35′

Courtesy of the artist