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K8 Hardy _

Monday November 29 2004

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K8 Hardy is video, film, print, and performance artist living in New York City. At CAVS she presented two new works: Beautiful Radiating Energy and a series of six films and videos.

In Beautiful Radiating Energy , a short, pungent live performance with projected video, K8 Hardy repossesses and militantly critiques iconic images of women. Rendering the politics of generations of feminists—from Women's Lib to Riot Grrrl—into a visceral physical and cinematic language, Hardy’s performance is part call to action and part homage to past forms of queer and feminist protest and resistance.

Hardy's second presentation consisted of six film and video works made between 1999 and 2004. From Disquiet , a meditation on the lonely parking lot to Semiotics of the Bitchin’ , a witty homage to Martha Rosler’s seminal 1975 video Semiotics of the Kitchen , Hardy's work ranges widely, from the poetic to the abrasive to the comic, but always address intimacy, power, and the role of women in contemporary society.


K8 Hardy has a BA in Women’s Studies from Smith College and was a Fellow in the Whitney Independent Study Program. A founding member of the collectively published queer feminist art journal LTTR (Lesbians to the Rescue), she was also the organizer of a series of performance events at Art in General in New York in Summer 2004.
































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