DAVID BUFANO + SONSHEREE GILES // Talk

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IMAGE - Dancers poised wearing sculptural prosthetic limbs. Lisa Bufano and Sonsheree Giles, One Breath Is An Ocean For a Wooden Heart, AXIS Dance Company in association with Alliger Arts, 2008. Photograph by Jason Tschantré.

IMAGE - Dancers poised wearing sculptural prosthetic limbs. Lisa Bufano and Sonsheree Giles, One Breath Is An Ocean For a Wooden Heart, AXIS Dance Company
in association with Alliger Arts, 2008. Photograph by Jason Tschantré.

 

Indigo Mind presents a dialogue between brother David Bufano and collaborator Sonsheree Giles, discussing the life and creative work of performance artist Lisa Bufano. In her visual and performing work, the dominating theme was the visceral experience of alienation, embodied by creatures, real and imagined. Moderated by Indigo Mind co-curator Cara Levine.

 

Lisa Louise Bufano (1972-2013) was an interdisciplinary artist and a performer, originally from Boston, Massachusetts, who often used prosthetics and props in her work. Lisa performed for audiences in Brazil, France, Austria, Croatia, Slovenia, Canada and in venues across the United States including The Kennedy Theater in Washington D.C., The Baryshnikov Arts Center, and Judson Memorial Church in NYC. She was a Franklin Furnace Fund for Performance Art recipient and had an ongoing association with the Makel School In Vienna Austria. 

Lisa pursued stop-motion animation and sculpture at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. From 2006 to 2010 she toured with AXIS Dance Company, performing works choreographed by Victoria Marks, Joe Goode, Kate Weare. Lisa also played the part of the Faun with Sonshereé Giles in Was it a Dream I Loved.

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