Exhibitions Future From Inside by Dani and Sheilah ReStack
May 13-June 13, 2020 Project Space One
For their Project Space residency, Dani and Sheilah ReStack will continue work on Future From Inside (FFI), a planned trilogy of short videos and performances. FFI is a meditation on the environment, domestic space, queer desire, and magic. Using non-linear narrative structures, FFI will be a fantastical quest into the unknown future on this planet. They are proposing a visual and visceral video of a lesbian foray into the arctic and understand the North as being first inhabited by indigenous peoples, and will not tell a story that is not theirs; they hope to interact and be influenced by the culture and people they will meet, and rely upon, to make this journey. At VSW, they will edit footage captured ahead of time, and begin production of a broadsheet that will accompany screenings as well as begin planning a transition live performance to show ahead of the video.
Dani ReStack’s work is made with an emotional logic, questioning cultural, personal and animal realities. She got an MFA in Film/Video at Bard in 2010. She has screened at Union Docs, Rotterdam, MoMA PS1, Anthology Film Archives, Projections and the 2017 Whitney Biennial.
Sheilah ReStack uses photography, video, and text as performative and documentary tools to analyze the traces between history, story and the land. Sheilah got her MFA from Goldsmith College in London in 2005. She has had exhibitions at Ortega y Gasset Projects, The Knockdown Center, Queen Elizabeth Park, New Zealand, the Albuquerque Museum and the 2017 Whitney Biennial.
The ReStack’s residency was cancelled due to Covid 19. VSW Press produced a book with the artists called Feral Domestic published in 2022.
Funds for this residency came from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; the Max and Marian Farash Foundation; and Joy of Giving Something.