Image: Nita Bowerman in PR 19

Life Abstracted

Pure Research 19 – Nita Bowerman

Research focus

To investigate expressive states that authentically transfer feeling-memory and amplify expressive impact. To what extent can the expression of lived traumas be abstracted without losing emotional resonance? Might abstraction also serve to invite an observer more deeply, honestly and unselfconsciously into a trauma?

Collaborators and credits

Emma Hendrix and Caroline Liffmann, with Nightswimming’s Brian Quirt, Rupal Shah, and SFU’s DD Kugler.

June 6-8, 2012 at the Woodward Centre, Contemporary Arts, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver.