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Artist Workshop with Kelsey Scult Featured in Louisiana Contemporary

/// September 25 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Due to the impacts of Hurricane Ida, this workshop’s date has been changed to Saturday, September 25 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Circle Gallery. 

Join Louisiana Contemporary photographer and filmmaker, Kelsey Scult, and explore Louisiana folklore in this artist-led workshop. Learn how to create a mixed media sculpture that follows the narrative of a story. Take inspiration from Louisiana folklore stories that will be provided or reference your own personal, cultural or familial folklore tales.

The workshop includes a guided-tour of Louisiana Contemporary, presented by The Helis Foundation, in which Scult placed third.

All materials are included.

$40 member/$45 non-member

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IMPORTANT EVENT GUIDELINES

Anyone 12 years of age and older must provide proof of at least one dose of an approved COVID vaccine or a negative PCR test within 72 hours to access.

We will accept original vaccine cards, the LA Wallet app or high-resolution photos of both sides of your vaccine card as proof of vaccination. Physical copies or a photo of a negative PCR test will also be accepted.

Masks and online ticket reservations are required for this event. Reduced capacity is implemented.

Artist Statement

“Her Teeth and Where to Find Them” reimagines the horror folk fable of the woman who has a silk ribbon attached to her neck that keeps her head attached to her body. Kelsey Scult explores themes of feminine autonomy, melancholia and reclamation utilizing the visceral motif of teeth. Scult activates the short film with the accompanying installation of the “teeth tapestry” which insulates the viewer as they watch the video piece.

Artist Bio

Kelsey Scult is a New Orleans-based filmmaker and multidisciplinary artist. Her work explores the femme processing of inherited memory, the psychic untangling of intimate partner violence and the physical intersection of desire and decay. She most recently produced the feature film, “Ma Belle, My Beauty,” a romantic drama that takes queer characters from New Orleans to southern France in a polyamorous whirlwind. The film world premiered at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival where it won the Audience Award NEXT. She is a 2020 and 2021 Fellow with the New Orleans Film Society Southern Producers Lab. Kelsey is also one of the organizers of the New Orleans contemporary art fair Lucky and is currently pursuing her M.F.A. in Film at the University of New Orleans.

[Image: Kelsey Scult, music by Sava Wolf, Her Teeth and Where to Find Them, 2021, Video and mixed media installation, 72 x 36 x 72 inches, Collection of the artist]

Photo image credit: Taylor Balkisoon

Details

Date:
September 25
Time:
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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