Body Works

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Produced by Nexus Foundation for Today's Art BodyWorks & Scribe Video Center
13 min

Andres Nicolini

Nexus/Bodyworks was a two year, mutli-faceted art and education project highlighting the work of artists with varied physical disabilities. This video, made by the Nexus artists themselves, documents their struggles with different mediums and perceptions, and stresses that the integrity of someone's art is more important than the given artist's (dis)ability

For 30 years Nexus has served the public in Philadelphia by increasing access to and understanding of "Today’s Art". Nexus was conceived at a time when very few non-commercial galleries existed in Philadelphia. Established in 1975, Nexus Foundation for Today’s Art is an artist-run, not-for-profit exhibition space. Nexus serves as an incubator for local emerging and experimental artists engaged in new art practices, and a venue for traveling and curated art exhibits exploring a wide range of present-day issues. Our exhibitions of challenging, innovative, and compelling contemporary art are intended to stimulate creative thought and dialog among the diverse visitors to Nexus.

Andres Nicolini is a videomaker and computer consultant who moved from Chile to Philadelphia in 1989. His work has been shown in numerous festivals, television networks, and other venues nationally and internationally, including the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Los Angeles Latino Film Festival and Valparaiso International Film Festival. Additional film and video works include Becoming AmericanIggy & Antjuan, and Rendevous, a 2005 feature narrative film about young immigrants in New York. Prior to becoming facilitator for Bodyworks, he came to Scribe to produce the experimental video, #28.