Rosa Gaia Saunders - opening reception February 23, 2013 @ mosnart


Rosa Gaia Saunders (video) - opening reception February 23, 2013 6:30 - 9:00 pm @ mosnart

Rosa Gaia Saunders is a video artist raised in Edmonton, Canada. At McGill University in Montreal, she studied English Literature and Cultural Studies, theoretically focusing on the disabled body in film. Shortly after University, Rosa moved to Chicago to be a digital media instructor while participating in, Avodah, a program focused on communal living and social justice. She worked at the not-for-profit organization Free Spirit Media, helping to run video, photo and documentary production programs at various High Schools in North Lawndale.

Rosa now works as a freelance videographer and editor, specializing in not-for-profit marketing and creative documentation of experimental or public performance art. Her work has been screened or exhibited at Venice International Performance Art Week, Chicago Cultural Center, Lincoln Center in NYC, Defibrillator Performance Art Gallery (DFB) and the NIghtingale Theatre. She served as the director of documentation for the Rapid Pulse International Performance Art Festival this year and has done videography, photography and editing of many events at DFB. Rosa created an installation for the Zephyr Dance performance, Allowances and Occurrences. She recently documented Out of Site, a summer festival of public art in Wicker Park, and made short, creative edits of the 12 weekly performances for a screening at a local independent cinema. She recently finished an internship at Kartemquin Films, and is currently working various documentary projects and experimental video installations.

Rosa's other interests include contact improv dance, commuter cycling, triathlons, creative writing, media criticism and performance.

about mosnart | transom exactly that, a transom viewable to the public from the street*. Invited artists are encouraged to participate in the constraints and opportunities the unique venue offers by constructing small installations of exceptional art. There is no monetary incentive nor any motive offered other than the space and want.

*Occasionally the installations spill out into the Pullman community in various ways allowing for interesting public interactions. Extended venues include the opulent Hotel Florence and the beautifully desolate Pullman factory site.

On opening nights the transom installations are viewable from both inside and out. Other times the installations may be viewable from the sidewalk.

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