SPLAT! at ReVIEWING Black Mountain College conference
live-action-painting-performance-installation by Cilla Vee
for ReVIEWING Black Mountain College 8
Friday September 23rd 1pm –
Reuter Center UNCA (outside)
In honor of the painters of
Black Mountain College, Cilla Vee presents SPLAT! – a living embodiment of
paint. Paint-as-medium, paint-as-subject, paint-as-collaborator,
paint-as-author in the creation of art.
As the eighth annual
ReViewing Black Mountain College conference begins, attendees will be greeted
outside the Reuter Center by this kinetic celebration of paint.
Black Mountain College 8 is an annual conference co-hosted by Black Mountain
College Museum + Art Center and the University of North Carolina, Asheville.
September 23 – 25
Cilla Vee(Claire Elizabeth Barratt) is an
inter-disciplinary performing artist and director of Cilla Vee Life Arts – an arts organization founded in the
South Bronx in 2002, with a focus on cross-media collaboration.
received her professional training in London at The Laban Centre For Movement and Dance and at the London Studio Centre For Performing Arts.
Her pre-professional training includes the Royal Academy of Dance and the Royal Schools of Music examinations. She also served an
apprenticeship with the Isadora Duncan
Dance Foundation in New York and has just completed an MFA in Creative
Practice with the Transart Institute based in Berlin.
the 1990s She was a founding member and co-director of Circle Modern Dance for
ten years in Knoxville TN (now celebrating its 25th anniversary!) as
well as resident choreographer for the Knoxville Opera Company and a dancer for
Asheville Contemporary dance Theatre.
has presented her work in venues as diverse as Jacob’s Pillow, the New
York Botanical Gardens, Black
Mountain College Museum + Art Center and Art Basel Miami. She has performed and taught throughout the USA,
Canada, Europe and Japan.