When: May 5, 2016, 19:00-21:00 hrs (presentation starts at 19:30 hrs)
Where: Readytex Art Gallery, Steenbakkerijstraat 30, Paramaribo, Suriname
Sibylle Szaggars Redford is a German born multimedia environmental artist from the US, who is currently in Suriname within the framework of the U.S. Department of State’s Art in Embassies program (also on Facebook). In Suriname she will, as she does elsewhere, visit several indigenous communities to gain inspiration for the artworks that she will create for the new building of the US embassy in Suriname, which opens later this year.
The work of Sibylle Szaggars Redford is fascinating. From her spiritual consciousness of our connection to life, the land, and the world, she creates art aimed at raising our awareness of environmentally unsound practices. She gets her inspiration from nature, ancient cultures such as the Hopi and the Pueblo tribes in the USA, from Morocco, or as in her most recent work the monsoon rains in the New Mexican High Desert. This is where she developed her ‘Rainfall’ series by placing her abstract watercolor compositions out in the rain, allowing it to interact with the work. This concept gradually developed into her Way of the Rain project, a multimedia performance that she has presented at, among other places, the National Young Arts Foundation in Miami and the Sundance Film Festival in Salt Lake City. These performances are a fascinating fusion of visual art with dance, music, light and spoken word.
During her presentation at the Thursday-Night-Feature at Readytex Art Gallery on May 5th, Sibylle Szaggars Redford will use photos and videos to introduce the public to her The Way of the Rain project and to her unique collaboration with the rain.
Press release U.S. Embassy Paramaribo, May 3, 2016: U.S. Embassy Welcomes Art in Embassies Exchange Artist Sibylle Szaggars Redford