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Kathleen Sweeney


“Wave” is a single-channel video that blends footage of girls in white dresses swimming underwater with reverse motion Atlantic Ocean waves. “Wave” alludes to power below the surface, myths of nymphs carried out to sea and a subtext of girls gone missing.

Original videography, editing and design by Kathleen Sweeney
Selected exhibitions: La Maison Francaise, Columbia University; Woodstock Center for Photography; Los Angeles Center for Digital Art; Sevilla Centro de Arte; DiVA Art Fair


“Chasing Waterfalls” video installation. Sixteen waterfalls from the Hudson Valley merge with a Buddha nested in a young girl’s hands.

“Divining the Message, Mediating the Divine”
La Maison Francaise, Columbia University
April 2010

Van Brunt Gallery, Beacon, NY, 2009

Video Artist Biography:

Kathleen Sweeney is a Fellow of the Black Earth Institute. She video-texts for non-profits, artists and changemakers including Reel Grrls, GirlsWriteNow and Dia:Beacon. Author: Maiden USA: Girl Icons Come of Age (2008). Media Studies Faculty, The New School, NY. Video artist, screenwriter.


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