InBetweenTheories is pleased to welcome artist Phyllis Baldino for a unique opportunity to look at at the genesis of a new piece of her work and engage in a wide ranging conversation about her creative practice and process. We also take a deep dive into conversation about her recent nine-channel wireless synced installation, Nothing From the Future and a single-channel piece Now Is Here, exhibited this year at the Videoformes Festival of Digital Arts in Clermont-Ferrand, France. The “underwater” piece, which is still in progress on a larger scale, is the most recent project to appear on InBetweenTheories.
Discussing her work Baldino says, “That's why now making this piece, this underwater piece, I'm in a different kind of struggle. I can't make it as blatant … I have to infiltrate political stuff in here but I don't want it to be literal because that's not the way my brain works. So somehow, it's gonna be political, funny, and other things that I don't even know yet … When I am shooting and I am using my body, my body is just a tool , it could be anything else, it just happens to be a body. We all have bodies, we know how our bodies work. “
Phyllis Baldino work merges performance, video, sculpture, and other forms questioning the function and meaning of everyday objects and actions.She earned a B.F.A. from Hartford Art School, Connecticut. She has had one-person shows at Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OH; Contemporary Art Center, Cincinnati, Ohio; Thomas Nordenstad Gallery and Lauren Wittels, New York, and Southern Exposure, San Francisco. Her work has been featured in group exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art New York; P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, New York; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Miami Basel; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Dia Center for the Arts, New York; Guggenheim Museum Soho, New York. She has recently returned from France where she installed a nine-channel video, Nothing From the Future, as well as a single-channel piece Now Is Here, for the Videoformes Festival of Digital Arts in Clermont -Ferrand France. She lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.
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