February 3 – April 8, 2018
A Fall to a Sea Called Home explores artist Brooke Thiele’s identity and heritage through pansori, a traditional Korean musical storytelling form. An excerpt from a larger epic-in-progress, this installation reveals layers of her story at various intervals, creating a multi-sensory and immersive experience.
Brooke Thiele is an animator, performance artist, and filmmaker. She was born in Teague, South Korea, and adopted at 9 months old by a family from Green Bay, Wisconsin. In 2004 she earned a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, followed by an MFA in film from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 2007. Since then she has been a lecturer at UW-Milwaukee in the Film, Video, Animation and New Genres department. Thiele’s work spans several mediums including animations, performance art, even cake, and her themes generally explore the concepts of identity, the perception of memory and nature.
Find out more about Thiele and her work at brookethiele.com.
Image: Brooke Thiele, A Fall to a Sea Called Home, installation detail