Dani Restack is an Assistant Professor of Drawing at The Ohio State University. In 2003 she received an MFA in studio arts from the University of Illinois at Chicago and in 2009 an MFA in film/video from Bard College. She has screened her single-channel videos at the Rotterdam International Film Festival, Gene Siskel Film Center, PS1, Cine Cycle, Chicago Underground Film Festival, Union Docs, VIEWS of the Avant Guard and Anthology Film Archives. Restack has been the recipient of the Wexner Center Film/Video Residency, the Kazuko Award and the Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice Visual Arts Grant. Her drawings and videos are in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art.
au•gust art festival project
Dani Leventhal curates Shoulder Land, a film festival featuring Peggy Ahwesh, Nancy Andrews, Carolyn Lambert, Jeanne Liotta, Rachel Stuckey, and Deirtra Thompson. She writes, Using animation, found footage and live action this program of experimental film and video features the work of six artists who communicate complex ideas and deep emotional states of humanity’s impact on the land and on each other. Alternative versions of past, present and future yield dystopic geographies. Something is being birthed out of this, something like a warning.