FINALIST: MAYA GURANTZ

GHOSTING ATLANTA

>> A site-specific series of interactive public video and audio installations triangulating history, the body, and the landscape through song, dance, and visual spectacle. Operating as a massive multimedia séance to allow history to bleed though the architecture and haunt public space, the pieces that make up “Ghosting Atlanta” unsettle our assumptions about the streets and spaces we take for granted. The series invites Atlanta to experience the diverse histories that make the city what it is today. <<


Field Experiment 2016 - "Ghosting Atlanta" from Goat Farm Arts Center on Vimeo.


ARTIST BIO

Maya Gurantz

In video, performance, installation and site specific social practice, Maya Gurantz interrogates constructions of gender, race, class and progress in American communities, shared myths, public rituals and private desires. Maya's work has been shown by the MCA Denver, the Oakland Museum, High Desert Test Sites 2013, Autonomie Gallery, LAX><ART, and Movement Research at Judson Church, among others. She has been written about in Art21, The Atlantic, FastCompany, and Westword, among others. For over a decade, Maya has also created site-specific, community-researched projects in locations as diverse as rural Mississippi and Silicon Valley. In collaboration with Ellen Sebastian Chang, she completed her first public video commission, Hole in Space (Oakland Redux), which was recently recognized as the best public art installation in the Bay Area by the East Bay Express.

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