Café Chalupecký: Michelle Levy
Michelle Levy: Vertical Retrace
Curatorial selection of Jindřich Chalupecký Award female finalists video works by Michelle Levy (EFA Project Space, NY): Adéla Babanová, Daniela Baráčková, Isabela Grosseová, Tereza Velíková, Jana Kalinová. "Vertical retrace" is an analog video term referencing the measurement of time between the end of one frame being drawn, and the beginning of the next frame. Approaching "vertical" as an allusion to hierarchical structure, and "retrace" as an opportunity for revision, a group of Jindřich Chalupecký Award finalists, all women, have been invited to share video works that have either not been seen widely, or that they would like to revisit because they have fallen out of time. The works shared retrace fragmented perception, interrogating memory, language, history, loss and social identity.
Michelle Levy is a curator, artist and arts organizer based in New York City. She is Director of EFA Project Space, an interdisciplinary non-profit exhibition program of the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts in Manhattan, and Founder of EFA's unique SHIFT residency for artist/arts-workers. As an artist, she creates multi-media performances, combining text, moving image and collective ritual.