Award Winners / Artist Profile

About the Artist

Renee Rhodes (Seattle) uses dance mediated through video animation to create a visual vocabulary of “human puppetry.” She received 2007 GAP Award funding to create an installation to question human nature via a tall vertical strip upon which will be projected an image of a tower of people climbing over one another to the top. The Tower will show a group journey of simple curiosity transform into a selfish and single-minded struggle to be at a higher location than one’s fellow climbers; portray the nature of greed and point out the pattern of our blind follow-the-leader sociopolitical structures; and cycle through a representation of self-imposed hardship and progressive success.

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