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Antioch Authors Series: “Space Needle: A Hidden History”

July 29, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am PDT

The Space Needle and The Feminine One (2)

BJ Bullert, PhD, Core Faculty in the Undergraduate Studies Department at Antioch University Seattle, will discuss her film Space Needle: A Hidden History as part of the Antioch Authors SeriesThis 18-minute film traces the origins of the Space Needle’s curves to a wooden sculpture called The Feminine One. The Space Needle’s shape mirrors this female form.

Background on the Film:
When architect Victor Steinbrueck was hired to develop a new design for the Needle, his eyes rested on a sculpture in his living room made by his friend, David Lemon. Steinbrueck cites this artwork as his inspiration for coming up with the distinctive, enduring shape that is the Space Needle.

This film presents a hidden history and explores the creative process. Two original works are featured in the project:  a poem written and read by Seattle poet Jourdan Imani Keith, Seattle’s called ‘A Ticket Up: For Syvilla Fort, Ballerina,’ and a dance by Nia-Amina Minor (Spectrum Dance Theatre) who choreographed and performed the poem.  Music is by Seattle composer and cellist, Gretchen Yanover. Together their poetry, dance, and music draw the audience into the genesis of the Needle’s exuberant feminine lines realized in steel. View the trailer here.

Please register in advance for this event here.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
July 29, 2020

Any questions, please email [email protected]

The Antioch Authors Series is a recurring event that showcases scholarly work by Antioch faculty, sponsored by the Antioch University Faculty Caucus.


July 29, 2020
9:00 am - 10:00 am PDT
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