Michele Beck

Michele Beck, photo by Jorge Calvo

Michele Beck, photo by Jorge Calvo

Award winning media artist Michele Beck, known for her evocative and poetic combinations of video, performance, and sculptural objects turns her camera toward the recent trends in pole dancing in her new documentary My Erotic Body. Beck follows a number of women, herself included, who take pole dancing classes together, learning moves on the pole while co-opting stripper clothing, cheering each other on and consciously or not, exploring their inner sense of sexuality, identity, femininity and self- determination.

Michele Beck is a visual artist who creates videos, performances and installations about the relationship between time and the human life cycle, the mind/ body dichotomy and the notions of free will. Her work has been exhibited at venues including: The ICA in London, Galerie Chez Valen­tin in Paris, The Bronx Museum, The Queens Museum and PS122. She has received grants from the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council NYSCA and NYFA and has been awarded multiple residencies at Yaddo. Beck is a professor in the Department of Media Studies and Film at the New School.

Website: www.michelebeck.net

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