David Michalek's Slow Dancing at Big Bridges
Friday, September 27, 2013 through Saturday, October 5, 2013, 8 - 11 p.m.
David Michalek is a New York-based artist working within various media
to create works that are based in portraiture. After a career in
the1990s as a commercial photographer for publications from The New
Yorker to Vogue, Michalek turned to an artistic practice incorporating
photography, video, performance, and projection, frequently in
collaboration with performing artists. Projects include "Portraits in
Dramatic Time" (2011) presented at the Lincoln Center Festival; and "14
Stations" (2002--2008) a multi-media project encompassing photography,
projections, spoken word, testimony and conversation shown at the
Brooklyn Museum and Yale Divinity School. He created a film of projected
stills for Peter Sellar's staging of "Kafka Fragments" which debuted at
Carnegie Hall in 2005; the LA Phil presented the production in 2008 at
Walt Disney Hall. Michalek's work has been exhibited at The Kitchen, New
York, Brooklyn Museum, Harvard University, Sadler's Wells, Trafalgar
Square, Opera Bastille, Venice Biennale, Yale University, Lincoln
Center, and at the Edinburgh Festival at Summerhall with the Richard
DeMarco Foundation. He is a visiting faculty member at Yale Divinity
School, where he lectures on religion and the arts.
"Slow Dancing", which has transfixed viewers in such varied locations as Harvard University, Lincoln Center, Opera Bastille in Paris, and Trafalgar Square in London will be projected on the façade of Bridges Auditorium at Pomona College every evening from September 26 through October 5, 2013.