Monday, November 18, 2013

Versia Harris: They Say You Can Dream a Thing More Than Once

Thursday 21 November, 2013, 7.30 pm, at Alice Yard

Versia Harris is artist in residence at Alice Yard during November 2013. She has spent her time in Port of Spain revisiting and re-exploring two ongoing video animation projects, in conversation with Alice Yard’s network of collaborators.

On Thursday 21 November, at 7.30 pm, Harris will present these two works — A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes When You’re Awake and They Say You Can Dream a Thing More Than Once — in a large-scale installation at Alice Yard. All are invited.

Versia Harris writes:

“My work explores the fantasies and experiences of an original character. This character is introduced to Walt Disney animations and consequently layers what she desires from these animations onto her life, especially her physical self. Her perception of and her relationship with her world change, as she compares reality and fantasy.... I have created two narrative animations surrounding the chase of continuously unfulfilled desires. At Alice Yard, my intention was to revisit these animations and explore different and more engaging ways of presenting this story to an audience.”

About the artist:

Versia Harris is a Barbadian artist living and working in Weston, St James. She graduated from the Barbados Community College with a BFA in the Studio Art programme in 2012, with an award from The Leslie’s Legacy Foundation. She has previously participated in residencies at Projects and Space (Barbados, 2011), Fresh Milk (Barbados, 2013), the Vermont Studio Centre (USA, 2013), and Instituto Buena Bista (Curaçao, 2013).

This event is supported
by North Eleven.

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