Cohort 2 | April - June 2015
Macon Reed is a multi-disciplinary artist who makes sculptures, drawing, video, photographs, and audio documentaries. Her current studio-based work examines the lines between transformation and failure, trauma and healing, playfulness and escapism. She makes sculptures which then act as props in performances that force the sculpture to undergo a form of physical transformation through exposure to fire, fireworks, water, or use by human bodies. These performances are then documented in photography and video. Her use of color is strong and unapologetic, always bright. In addition to her art studio practice, she also organizes summer camps for young women and produces stories for radio and considers these to be important extensions of her artistic practice.
Skillsets:Radio Documentary Production and Oral History Recording; Radio Documentary Production and Oral History Instruction; Organizing youth-related projects/ exercises in collaborative education and leadership; Youth Mentorship; Childcare and Care for Elders; Professional Exterior and Interior House Painting; Basic Video Editing in Final Cut Pro; Basic Carpentry; Art Instruction/ Experience teaching diverse students bodies and in multi-cultural environments