Deborah Stratman: The Name is not the Thing named
June 23 – Juy 22, 2012
Curated by Tricia Van Eck
In support of ideas that are essentially common, but to which language does not easily adhere, The Name is not the Thing named is a video passage through places that are both themselves, and stand-ins for others. The title is taken from Aleister Crowley’s 1918 translation of the Tao Te Ching.
Stratman has exhibited internationally at venues including the Whitney Biennial, MoMA, the Pompidou, Hammer Museum and many international film festivals including Sundance, the Viennale, Ann Arbor and Rotterdam. She is the recipient of Fulbright and Guggenheim fellowships and a Creative Capital grant. She teaches at the University of Illinois at Chicago.