Spangled Manner by Stephanie Dodes on e4c


4Culture is pleased to feature work by Stephanie Dodes on e4c beginning in May. Her selected video, Spangled Manner will be added to e4c’s rotation for the next 12 months.

Stephanie Dodes new 4-channel video Spangled Manner, depicts nine-year old twins who stare and pose blankly into the camera, mimicking fashion advertisements. As the video progresses their hair and makeup become more exaggerated. Behind them is a stop-motion animation using hand drawn and sewn, cut-out masks constructed from model’s faces sourced from fashion magazines. The audio is recorded from one of the girls singing the “Star Spangled Banner” which is further manipulated and used as the soundtrack for the piece. Through the use of advertising materials, text, and reverberated sound, Dodes strategically employs her own version of the feedback loop, creating an eerie and affective portrait of little girls in America.

Stephanie Dodes creates mass media driven psychological installations comprised of video, collage, performance and sculptural elements. She has a Bachelor of Arts from New York University in Studio Art & Eastern Philosophy and a Master of Fine Arts from San Francisco Art Institute in New Genres. Her work has been exhibited and screened internationally. Dodes is the recipient of the FLOW.13 grant and will be installing and premiering her public artwork on Randall’s Island, NYC in June. Additionally, she will exhibiting in the AIM Biennial at the Bronx Museum.  In 2012, she was a recipient for the BRIC Media Arts Fellowship, selected as a participant in the Artist in the Marketplace program at the Bronx Museum, and selected as a participant at the Watermill Center’s International Summer Program.

Media artwork by Stephanie Dodes will join the following selected artists on e4c:

  • Thom Heileson
  • Erin Elyse Burns
  • Ryan Fedyk
  • Dane Picard
  • Joana Stillwell
  • Dakota Gearhart
  • Ellen Dicola
  • Zack Bent
  • C Andrew Rohrmann
  • Ron Lambert
  • Nichole Rathburn
  • Ellen Lake & Chris Green
  • George Lee

E4c consists of four, large LCD monitors adjacent to Gallery4Culture at 101 Prefontaine Pl S, Seattle WA 98104 at the corner of Third and Prefontaine. e4c exhibits can be viewed from the street 7:00 am – 10:00 pm, daily.