The Amelie A. Wallace Gallery at SUNY Old Westbury will host an artist’s talk by Belinda Mason, a member of Blur Projects and one of the artists who is part of “Violated Bodies: New Languages for Justice and Humanity” at 4 p.m. on March 13, 2018. The exhibition, which runs through March 15, 2018, presents powerful images created by six international artists who have reacted to the subject of violence against women. Included in the exhibition is the "Silent Tears Project" by the Blur Projects artists, the sculpture of Simone Kestelman, and the multimedia work of aleXsandro Palombo and Cat Del Buono.
Blur Projects is an artist collective composed of three artists, Belinda Mason, Denise Beckwith, and Dieter Knierim. Their work focuses on taboo social issues that explore the very personal and sometimes difficult subjects of domestic and sexual abuse. Since 2012, Mason has collaborated with emerging artists with disabilities to create collaborative and inclusive multi-media exhibition such as her Silent Tears Project. Mason shows blurry portraitures of Australian survivors on laser print duro clear on Perspex while Beckwith documented these surviors in black and white photographs and personal statements. Knierim created a moving video recording the journey of and the encounter with these heroic survivors who overcame disabilities which often were inflicted as a result of domestic violence..