The Grey Eagle project is made up of sculptures, a video with a live performance and photographs.
Five large sculptures are made from a single tree and metal. Using a range of animation techniques, the sculptures become featured characters in Strom’s narrative video. They act, work, dance and transform.
The video traces a violent erasure from history. It invents or posits a fantasy about women’s participation in the work-force, specifically the extraction industries of the American West. Strom uses counterfactual and speculative methods to propose a feminist correction.
The characters in Grey Eagle transcend gender and transcend the human. How can the damage caused by the mining industry and the ongoing exclusion of women from politics and production be transformed into possibilities for action?
555 Gallery, Boston, MA
40" x 30"