July 4. Learning Dependence. Encounter with Jody Wood

Thursday, July 4, 19:00
Learning Dependence. Encounter with Jody Wood

According to psychological development theories, the self is only able to become a fully developed contributor to society once we have moved from dependence to independence. However, these theories narrowly define independence and leave out large segments of society. What if the self is only truly developed once we accept our dependence? How can society value care and redefine autonomy in dependent relationships, discarding the myth of independence? NYC-based artist Jody Wood will screen video art and share her long-term social practice projects that delve into human relationships and the systems, institutions, and values that shape them.

Jody Wood engages with mediums of social practice, video, photography, and performance. Her recent work re-imagines perceptions surrounding poverty support agencies in the U.S. with the purpose of initiating connection, catharsis, and healing. Her site-specific work has been supported by ArtPlace America, A Blade of Grass, Rema Hort Mann Foundation, and through residencies with McColl Center for Art + Innovation, Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, and Skowhegan School for Painting and Sculpture. Her work has been on view at Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill, NY, Socrates Sculpture Park in NYC, MassArt Design and Media Center, and has been featured in publications such as The Atlantic, MSNBC, and The Huffington Post. www.jodywoodart.com


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