RePROGRAM: POINT 1 from Shani Peters on Vimeo.
We PromotED: Parade Day in Harlem: 9.18.11 from Shani Peters on Vimeo.
CONTACT is honored to present CONTACTinRESIDENCE and June’s Artist-in-Residence, Shani Peters.
Each month one artist will be selected by the CONTACT staff and featured on the CONTACT Journal as an Artist-in-Residence in our virtual space. Making use of the digital platform, this artist will use the CONTACT lens to meditate on their own creative practice.
IN THE WORDS OF THE ARTIST
I am interested in collective movement, in cyclical patterns throughout history and generations, and in cultural record keeping and accessibility. My work examines histories in the focused context of present societal conditions, and re-presents them in manners consciously influenced by a hyper-mediated society. My perspective is heavily informed by my family and by the historical era in which I live. I was born into the me generation of the socially conservative 1980s by way of faithful Black Power era parents who live by a mantra of social responsibility. I research then produce work dense with appropriated material (both highly recognizable and commonly overlooked), popular reference, contradictory notions, and an eye towards realities yet unseen. I layer ideas and references through video, print, and public projects in an attempt to push back my own program- a new account, or record of existence.
ABOUT SHANI PETERS
Shani Peters is a New York based, multi-disciplinary artist focusing in video, printmaking, and public projects. She has exhibited and/or screened at the Bronx Museum of Art, Brooklyn Academy of Music, the Lower East Side Printshop,the Savannah College of Arts and Design, the Museum of Printing History, and the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. She has completed residencies at The Center for Book Arts, LMCC’s Swing Space, the Lower Eastside Printshop and the Bronx Museum’s Artist in the Marketplace program. She completed her B.A. at Michigan State University and her M.F.A. at CCNY. Peters is currently researching and developing a new narrative video project. In the fall she will travel abroad for a six-week residency in Manchester, UK.