Directed, Written and Produced by Shanta Lee Gander
Sound Design and Music Production by Machafuko NA Vurugu Productions
In her exploration of the human gaze, the female body, and what it means to dance along a continuum of sacred and profane, Shanta Lee brings us further down the rabbit hole in this 15-minute short, "Dark Goddess." In its combination of original and borrowed footage, this visual meditation is a kind of filmed version of Shanta Lee's "Confessions from a Dark Goddess: A Travelogue" (available as a brochure at the introduction to the exhibition). Within each of the five sections of the film, we are invited to bear witness to the artist's exploration of the sacred feminine across natural/cultural/personal landscapes and images transmitted through pop culture.