DANI (LEVENTHAL) RESTACK
The Rusty Toque | Video | Issue 6 | May 30, 2014
54 Days this Winter 36 Days this Spring for 18 Minutes.
Material is presented as short scenes: documentation of the quotidian, interviews, on-camera monologues, and performative or expressive shots that are constructed. So the material, while mostly generated as a diary, is heterogeneous enough to include just about any kind of footage. The 18 minute video montage of impressions has a cumulative effect, accessed and read differently depending on the mental connections the viewer makes.
DANI (LEVENTHAL) RESTACK is an Assistant Professor of drawing at The Ohio State University. In 2009 she received an MFA in film/video from Bard College, in 2003 she received an MFA in Studio Arts from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She has screened her single-channel videos at the Rotterdam International Film Festival, the Gene Siskel Film Center, PS1, Cine Cycle, the Chicago Underground Film Festival, Union Docs, VIEWS of the Avant Guard and Anthology Film Archives. Leventhal is a recipient of the Kuzuko Trust, Wexner Center Film/Video Residency, the Milton Avery Fine Arts Award and the Astraea Visual Arts Grant. Her drawings are in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, Vassar, UIC, Earlham College and Yale University.