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Multimedia Artist Sophie Dupont Conducts Workshop with Students

Visual artist Sophie Dupont will conduct a workshop with students at Florida International University in mid-February, in addition to performing at the FIU Sculpture Park.

Sophie Dupont is a visual artist working in different mediums, including performance, photography, sculpture, and painting. Based in Copenhagen, Denmark, she received a MFA from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts and has studied contemporary dance at London Contemporary Dance School. Although a multimedia artist, Dupont disregards media as the starting point for her works – an existential and poetic reflection on the basic human conditions on the basic elements and mechanisms of both body and mind. Her poetic and existential focus also often reflects in her works’ formal minimalism and choice of materials, which are often in dialogue with the body and mind – either symbolically or directly. Recurring themes in Dupont’s work are simple rituals and repetitions. Through these, she examines contradictions and connections between object and subject; body and psyche. Her past performances have, thus, been quiet poetic studies of respiration, body weight, balance, and movement. (Source: Sophie Dupont)

Dupont will host the following events at FIU:

Performance: Obstructed Movement (Performance in Seven Parts)
Tuesday, February 17th, 2015 at 4PM at the FIU Sculpture Park

Workshop: A Study in Light, Stillness, Time and Space at Building W10, Room 101
2 sessions on Wednesday, February 18th, 2015 from 9:30AM-12:15PM and 12:30PM-3:15PM
2 sessions on Wednesday, February 25th, 2015 from 9:30AM-12:15PM and 12:30PM-3:15PM
RSVP for the workshop to mnamkung@fiu.edu

Artist Talk
Monday, February 23rd, 2015 at 1:00PM at the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum

Performance: Marking Breath
Tuesday, February 24th, 2015 from sunrise to sunset (6:56AM-6:09PM) at the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum

 

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