Land and Liberty, Kevlar® 2945
Time-travel through the role of women in combat through wearable sculptures, performances and videos, bringing history into a contemporary context. My illustration of women soldiers (fighting as women, not gendered as men) in historical wartime will provide a framework in which to consider our current psychological framing of war.
Nao Bustamante is an internationally known and beloved artist, originally from California. She now resides in upstate New York, where she teaches and canoes with her poodle, Fufu. Bustamante’s at times precarious and radically vulnerable work encompasses performance art, video installation, visual art, filmmaking, and writing. Currently, Bustamante holds the position of Associate Professor of New Media and Live Art at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.