About the Author

Vanessa Godden
Blurbarian Since April 2014
Name Vanessa Godden
My Web Site vanessagodden.com
Location Providence, RI, USA
Gender Female
My Occupation Artist
My Bio I was born in Ottawa, Canada and currently reside in Providence, Rhode Island. I received my BFA from the University of Houston and my MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design.

My studio practice draws from and combines a variety of mediums including performance, video installation, sound installation, photography, and stop motion animation. The use of combined media offers a blending of time and space in an effort to record cyclical rituals and alters to the past, an unveiling of hidden layers of the mind. My narrative is built on an image of myself constructed from memories, records with no visual markers. Using the language of combined media I construct something tangible out of the intangible. This process is an act of resolve, propelled by a desire for stability and an expanded vision of self. Persistent and recurring imagery and themes, oral telling, inversion, the body, prognostication, trauma, and lineage, are enmeshed with a deep personal need to find a voice for something

Books by this author

Things I Don't Mind The World Knowing

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New work
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Janine Antoni, Eleanor Antin, Carolee Schneemann, Faith Wilding, Judy Chicago, Miriam Schapiro, Carrie Mae Weems, Kara Walker, Magali Charrier, Stephan Hillerbrand + Mary Magsamen, David Politzer, Ann Fessler, Anne West, Eva Sutton, Elinor Carucci, Bill Viola, Vito Acconci, Ana Mendieta, Mika Rottenberg, Joan Jonas, Hannah Wilke
This book is addictive. Read it. (At your own risk.)
The Marriages Between Zones Three, Four, and Five by Doris Lessing
The Wanderground by Sally Miller Gearhart
The Female Man by Joanna Russ
Herland by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
Parable of the Sower by Octavia E. Butler
Seed to Harvest by Octavia E. Butler
Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood
The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
The Fifth Sacred Thing by Starhawk
Woman on the Edge of Time by Marge Piercy