gretchen blegen bio

Video, Trickhouse vol. 10

Teach Me
Gretchen Blegen

The content of Gretchen Blegen's work is in continual movement but circles back to the reoccurring issue of personal and national history in relationship to identity. Not specific to one medium, but interested in many, she utilize materials that are emblematic to the content and theme being explored.

For this piece Gretchen creates a multidimensional investigation of the alphabet. From the deliberate motion used to create letter forms, we see a fleeting sliver of the musculature used to create sound. Her musical accompaniment builds tension as her investigation widens to ever more complicated, beautiful and structural forms.

- Cyane Tornatzky, Trickhouse Video Curator



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