Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Life and Dreams in the Burgh to Screen at City of Asylum

At 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 3, the City of Asylum on Pittsburgh's North Side will screen a film that focuses on Pittsburgh and Pittsburghers. The premier screening is free of charge with advance registration.

"Life and Dreams in the Burgh" weaves together factual and fictional stories to present a multi-layered meditation on Pittsburgh's peculiar character--what haunts us and what we dream of, how we live and how we would like to live.

In the fall of 2015 Tatiana Istomina was a visiting artist at City of Asylum. While here she did lengthy interviews with fourteen Pittsburghers from all walks of life (an artist, a medical student, a dishwasher, a foster mother of six, and others) to explore the collective consciousness of our city.

In addition to the interviews, the film includes digital animation, found footage and video imagery created by two Pittsburgh-based artists, Sofia Sandoval and Emily Newman.

Tatiana Isomina will be present for a Q & A after the film. To register, go to https://cityofasylumpittsburgh.secure.force.com/ticket/#sections_a0F3100000NMF86EAH

Tatiana Istomina is a Russian-born artist and writer living in New York; she works with film, video, painting and drawing. Her projects have been featured in exhibitions and screenings across the US and abroad; venues include Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum, the Drawing Center, the Bronx Museum, Gaîté Lyrique, and Haus der Kulturen der Wel. Istomina studied at Salzburg Summer Art School and worked at many artist residencies, including Yaddo, the Core Program, the AIM program, the ACA, and The Drawing Center’s Open Sessions. She is a recipient of several awards, among which are the AAF Prize for Fine Arts, Joan Mitchell Foundation grant, the Chenven foundation grant, and the Spillways Fellowship. Istomina holds a PhD in geophysics from Yale University (2010) and MFA from Parsons New School (2011).

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