|ANTIGRAVITY: A Space for Contemporary Perspectives is an exciting, annual series of site-specific art installations in the entry of The Rockwell where we feature emerging artists.
Artist Shasti O’Leary Soudant’s site-specific installation Space Invaders alludes to the insidious and invasive nature of modern surveillance implemented through our online social media interactions and business transactions that take place in “The Cloud.” This other-wordly, whimsical installation is like nothing you’ve seen at The Rockwell before; don’t miss your chance to engage with this up-and-coming artist.
Shasti O’Leary Soudant is a multidisciplinary artist, sculptor, designer and writer whose large‐scale, colorful public art is inspired by humanist, philosophical, political and scientific concepts. This work is developed in collaboration with the community, designed to invite engagement and interaction and involves hidden systems, power dynamics, human relationships, balance and hegemony. Soudant was born in New York City, raised in Europe, dropped out of Music & Art High School in Manhattan, received her BFA in Sculpture and Photography from Purchase College and finally obtained her MFA in Visual Studies at The State University of New York at Buffalo in 2011, where she is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor of Design.