Featured artist, Melika Bass, will discuss her new multi-channel video installation, The Latest Sun Is Sinking Fast presented in the Kanter McCormick Gallery. In addition to talking about her creative process and cinematic motivation, Bass will answer questions from the audience about her work. The event will begin with a special screening of one of Bass’ first films, Songs From The Shed (2008), 23 min., which informs part of the current show.
Melika Bass is a filmmaker and installation artist currently living in Chicago. Bass is the recipient of an Artadia Award, a Media Arts Fellowship from the Illinois Arts Council, the Kodak/Filmcraft Imaging Award from the Ann Arbor Film Festival, and an Experimental Film Prize from the Athens International Film Festival. In 2013, Bass was appointed the Pick-Laudati Artist in Residence at the Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities at Northwestern University.