Saya Woolfalk: The Institute for the Analysis of Empathy and Ethnography of No Place
Saya Woolfalk: The Institute for the Analysis of Empathy and Ethnography of No Place (with Rachel Lears)
January 21 - April 4, 2010
Saya Woolfalk talks to visitors at the opening
Interview with the Artist
With journalist Greg Cook, online at the New England Journal of Aesthetic Research Read the interview >
Employing sculpture, installation, performance, and painting in The Institute for the Analysis of Empathy, Saya Woolfalk weaves the tale of an artist-researcher and a species (the Empathics) she discovers. This boisterous gesamtkunstwerk (total work of art) brings the utopian world of the Empathics to life through a feminist lens.
The video Ethnography of No Place, made with filmmaker and anthropologist Rachel Lears, conjures a fictional world that Woolfalk first conceived as artist-in-residence at the Studio Museum in Harlem in 2008. It will run concurrently on the New Media Wall (30 minutes).
Saya Woolfalk culminates her project with a performance on April 2 at noon in the Gallery.