Artist’s talk and student crits by Sarah Bliss
Whether working with choreographers, dancers, actors, historians, scientists or sculptors, Sarah Bliss thrives in bringing together divergent ways of seeing and thinking. In this talk and screening, she’ll present projects ranging from a participatory installation that involved 25 performers to a long-term project in Scotland exploring questions of faith and forgiveness with archaeologists, church historians, and farmers. The common denominator throughout is the body. An artist and filmmaker with a background in religious studies, Bliss explores the relationships between body, place, language, and memory, engaging both personal and social history. She received her M.T.S from Harvard Divinity School, teaches video production at Greenfield Community College, and serves on the Board of Temenos, an off-the-grid non-sectarian retreat center in rural Massachusetts.