Barbara Bickel

Introduction

"Feminist art focuses on people as wholes; the human is made up of body and emotion as well as mind and spirit."                                                               Marilyn French

I understand and experience art making to be a co-relational and performative ritual act. My art and inquiry projects to date have focused on socially-engaged art as public pedagogy, collaboration, and restorative and transformative learning. I have a particular interest in the problematics of representation of the human body in art and how embodied relationships with others, the environment and our selves, are represented, performed and understood in society. In many of these projects, I have worked with artists from diverse disciplines (i.e. dance, theatre, visual arts, creative writing, music), and with community members of all ages.

 

The past, present and future of my artworkings are devoted to understanding art and writing as an embodiment of sharable co-encounter events that hold possibilities for individual, cultural and environmental re-attunement, critical inquiry, healing and transformation.  


Barbara Bickel 2018                                            

                                                                      


Upcoming Exhibition and Workshops

Going Dutch Festival
&
Side Street Studio Arts
Elgin Illinois
Festival: May 25 - 27, 2018
Exhibition: May 4 - 27, 2018

Trance-based Inquiry Workshop, May 26, 12 - 1:30pm

Nap-In, May 27, 12-1:30pm


Response to Florence Henry (Paris Studio Study with NanĂ© Jordan). Digital diptych photo. May 2015.


 

  On-Going Artworkings

 

   Nap-Ins

   A community-engaged art project 

   with the Gestare Art Collective 2011-


  Nomadic Inquiry Blog

   Explorations of art, place and relationality  2015-


   Parallel Recordings

   with R. Michael Fisher


   Ma Poses

   with the Gestare Art Collective 2015-


   Wombwalks

   with the Gestare Art Collective 2009-


  Studio M*

  with R. Michael Fisher




 

                                                                                            Metramorphosis Book
                                                                                              Ongoing since 2011

   Skin of the Earth - in progress 

  Oracular Re-Encounters 
2015
-2017  

Arts-Based Residencies/Labs 2013- 

Gestare Art Collective 2010-     


              Ancestral Journeys

                     2011-12
  

          Oracular Co-Encounter
                       2011 

Womb Walks
2011-2018 

Wit(h)nessing Eyes Close(d)
   
2009-10    

 
 

              Tracing Absence
            Sounding Presence
                      2009
 

                     

                     PhD Art
                  2004-2008
 

                      MA Art
                   2002-2004
 

                     Early Art
                   1992-2002
 

   Student's Art 2010- 



Copyright Barbara Bickel 2018