Meghan Moe Beitiks

Meghan Moe Beitiks
University of Florida | UF · School of Art and Art History

MFA, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

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Introduction
Meghan Moe Beitiks currently works at the University of Florida. She does research in Visual Arts and Performing Arts.
Additional affiliations
June 2014 - June 2014
La Trobe University
Position
  • Artist in Residence
May 2014 - August 2014
University of Western Australia
Position
  • Artist in Residence
Education
August 2011 - June 2013
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Field of study
  • Studio Art: Performance Art
August 1997 - June 2001
University of California, Santa Cruz
Field of study
  • Theater Arts, Language Studies

Publications

Publications (10)
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Object-Oriented Ontology presents stark implications for the process of the artist. If all matter is alive, then all things are co-performers, and all art becomes performance. How does one work with the presence of the non-human, and what are the ethical implications of attempting to attune to its needs? Beginning with the object of a table, and co...
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A Lab for Apologies and Forgiveness documents a multifaceted artwork inspired by the bacteria Geobacter sulfurreducens, which reduces radioactive uranium to a non-water-soluble isotope. When I first heard about the bacteria, it opened up an avenue of hope in me. It engages with, and limits, a substance that is otherwise toxic for 10,000 years, and...
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Systems of Pain/Networks of Resilience (Nebraska) is a performance for camera. Chapters of the work have developed in Omaha, Nebraska, upstate New York, Galesburg, Illinois and Santa Fe, New Mexico. (Nebraska) is the first chapter, originally performed live at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts. Within the project, pain is understood as trauma,...
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Systems of Pain/Networks of Resilience (Moment Two) is a transcript of a video, a chapter in an interdisciplinary research project. Artist Meghan Moe Beitiks interviewed people with personal or professional experience of recovery, combining their voices into scores for performances, videos, and installations. Stigma and prejudice emerge as barriers...
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A Lab for Apologies and Forgiveness v.6 is the experience of flipping through an artist's lab book. Detailing the development and creation of a performance work that hinges on the operation of an apparatus for the cultivation of anaerobic bacteria, Meghan Moe Beitiks notes her research, correspondence and personal anxieties. As we read, an unexpect...

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Projects

Projects (2)
Project
"Systems of Pain/Networks of Resilience" is a creative exploration of observation and entanglement as means of overcoming pain. Research on ecology, restoration and psychology creates a series of videos, installations, and performances. How do personal networks of resilience overcome systems of pain, both in human perspectives, and in ecologies? The piece centers around observation as a method in scientific, ecologic, social, personal, and therapeutic processes, as well as professional Audio Description. In "Systems of Pain/Networks of Resilience," I am looking at characteristics of trauma, and how observation can aid in restoration of mutually entangled ecologies and human bodies. The creative process develops site-specifically, interviewing people from multiple locations who have personal or professional experience with processes of recovery. I edit the interview clips together to create scripts and performance scores for live performances and videos, depicting the actions of an androgynous person. This person labors, moves things, fixes things, sits up straight, slouches, interacts with the environment around them. As viewers, our experience of these visuals is both guided and interrupted by the audio from various interviews, and the narration of a professional Audio Describer. In “Systems of Pain/Networks of Resilience,” the Descriptions’ conscious use forces the viewer to check the visuals they are seeing against what is being described.