October 6 at 7PM at Visual Studies Workshop
Sheilah and Dani ReStack will present their multi-media performance, Shameless Light, followed by a screening of, Strangely Ordinary This Devotion, a single channel video featured in the 2017 Whitney Biennial.
Shameless Light privileges love as a generative, unruly and potentially radical act through public reading of love letters. This ongoing project creates a venue for female desire through the reading of love letters of women identified as queer.
ReStack's present their performance, Shameless Light on October 10, 6pm as part of the Voices lecture series. Shameless Light is a reading of love letters by queer women under the glow of red neon. It has been performed in Ohio, New Mexico, and New York. (SOTD) Strangely Ordinary This Devotion is a long-term collaborative video experiment between the ReStacks into feral domesticity, queer desire, and fantasy in a world under threat of climate change.
Tuesday, October 9, 2018 – 6:00PM to 7:30PM
400 S. Peoria
DANI LEVENTHAL RESTACK + SHEILAH WILSON RESTACK
HOUSE BECOMES YOU
AUGUST 16 – OCTOBER 6, 2018
Opening Reception Thursday, August 16, 6-8pm
Gaa Gallery Welfleet
Gaa Gallery Wellfleet is pleased to announce the August 16 opening of House Becomes You, a collaborative exhibition of works by Dani (Leventhal) ReStack and Sheilah (Wilson) ReStack. House Becomes You features sculptural collage and video work that mine the visceral layers of meaning embedded in collective notions of family, domesticity, and physical desire.
The works in House Becomes You use video stills that are pulled from A Hand in Two Ways; Fisted (2017). The stills act as a background for material constructions that range from handmade holders for plexiglass to the stitching of colored gels onto the felted image. The works are marked by their conflation of material and content— foam, felt, bags of water, steel and plexiglass, frame the vulnerable physical body that is presented as erotic, sutured, slack and banal. In bringing unlike things together, the exhibition joins the feral with the domestic in a radiant illumination of queer desire, motherhood, and human understanding.
Shameless Light is a reading of love letters under the glow of red neon. (SOTD) Strangely Ordinary This Devotion is a long-term collaborative experiment between the ReStacks into feral domesticity, queer desire, and fantasy in a world under threat of climate change.
Letters by :
Janhavi Pakrashi/Tikka Masala
"Public Intimacies" is an exhibition of moving image installations taking place in hotel rooms at the Super 8 Hotel in Toronto’s Chinatown. Speaking to the boundaries between public and private space, the works challenge our notions of domesticity and contemplate themes of intimacy, expressions of sexuality, desire, and identity.
Monday, April 16, 3-4PM
A conversation between Jon Wang, Dani Restack, and Sheilah Restack, our featured artists at the Super 8 Hotel moderated by Richard Fung.
A Hand in Two Ways (Fisted)
Dani Restack and Sheilah Restack
USA/CANADA, 2017, DIGITALVIDEO, 7 MIN
A two-way portrait composed from a series of intimate and banal excerpts from the artists’ lives together, we are sent through a looping meditation of bodily encounters. Guided by a collective intuition, a fluid movement begins through opaque landscapes of flesh, into nocturnal mystery, and erotic expressions.
How do we understand artist Cindy Sherman’s work in the context of feminism when she has repeatedly disavowed any relationship to feminism writ large? In this afternoon gallery talk, artist and professor Sheilah Wilson (Denison University) will look at historical and contemporary questions of intent as they relate to Sherman’s depiction of the gendered body in space.
Tuesday, September 19 at 7pm we will be presenting Shameless Light, followed by a screening of SOTD (Strangely Ordinary This Devotion) and Q & A with Chris Stults. Event takes place at the Wexner Center for the Arts. Link here
SOTD (Dani Leventhal and Sheilah Wilson) screens Friday September 8 at 4:30pm and Sunday September 10 at 2:30pm at Wavelengths, part of Toronto International Film Festival.