Easter or Ishtar 2005

Alex Smith
Gestures 7: July 31 – October 8, 2005
moving image, video projection

Fertility and the renewal of life is transformed through video.


The welcoming of Spring was known in Babylon and northern Europe with ritual dance in honor of fertility goddesses. The German tradition of the Easter Bunny, a model of fertility and renewal of life, was introduced to Pennsylvania in the 18th century. Here it is further transformed by the programmatic intervention of the contemporary videographer.