Summer Intern & Studio Assistant: OluShola Cole

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This summer artist OluShola Cole will be my Summer Intern & Studio Assistant. We are woking together to create a balanced working schedule that enables me to get the assistance needed in the studio and on the field, but also cover aspects of video production and other multi-media skills she is interested in exploring further.

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Next semester Shola will begin her 2nd year of studies in the Mount Royal Interdisciplinary Masters program at Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA). She is working in mixed mediums of performance, video, movement, installation and sound, embodying the research of integrated pirate and slave communities through a cultural and expressive lens in her work Jenny.Was.A.Pirate.Hater  watch a video of her performance here.

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Currently she is assisting me with the production of and performing in a new work that will be exhibited in ‘Vagaries of the Commons‘ at Artspace showing July 25 – September 13, 2014 curated by Sarah Fritchey. She will also be helping me prepare pieces I will use in the new 3 SISTERS: SustainABLE video in produciton during an upcoming artist residency in July at Elsewhere Living Museum in Greensboro, NC.

It is nice to have the chance to share my skills and technique with another artist and see how she will implement these things within her own work. I hope this will be the beginning of a long thread of working together on many more projects and collaborations in the future.

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