• Video Installation and Performance

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    Arc:Hive presents A Moment (Un)Bound

    Original work by the Arc:Hive storytelling collective featuring Lessa Bouchard, Susie Danzig, Bill Olson,* Richard Newton and Joyce McClure. Presented at the Noh Space in SF as part of foolsFury’s Factory Parts.  A Moment (Un)Bound was featured Sept 2014 at the Dragon Theatre. Steve Savage interviewed Lessa about the process in Muse Hack.  


    * Member, AEA. This is an Equity approved production. 

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    All of This

    A Multimedia installation- animation, prints on glass and electronic sculpture- collaboratively created with Stacey Stormes in response to SpaceBar (A Play by KyleSugarman), by Michael Mitnick. All text drawn from SpaceBar by Michael Mitnick. City Lights Theatre Company, San Jose, May-Aug, 2013.

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    And Miss Reardon Drinks a Little by Paul Zindel

    Performed the role of Anna Readon at the Dragon Theatre. 3 sisters contend with family secrets, nosy neighbors, each other.  Aug- Sept, 2013  “Lessa Bouchard … gives a powerhouse performance as the positively electric Anna Reardon” Cy Ashley Webb, Stark Insider, 9/4/13  

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    Recognition

    A 14 channel installation featuring video portraits of faces around Los Altos mixed with archival photos from the museum’s collection. Accompanied by a sound collage and a live feed of downtown. Part of the Faces of Los Altos exhibition at the Los Altos History Museum May 12-Sept 30 2012.

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    Dogwoman in Palo Alto

    Dogwoman explores Bell’s Books on Emerson. Photos by Joyce McClure and Lessa Bouchard.

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    Offline

    Swaying book shelves play with Robert Darnton’s notion of the “instability of text,”  as well as what our bookshelves reveal about us. Silicon Valley Open Studios, Cubberley Studio E-6, Palo Alto 2010-?

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    Widdershins and Back Again

    A kaleidoscopic motet exploring ideas of autoethnography- family and home, trauma and memory. Columbia College Chicago, Interdisciplinary Arts and Media MFA Thesis Exhibition 2009.


     

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    Dogwomen of Columbia

    Dogwomen pad the streets along Lake Michigan and lead a Mayim circle dance. A site specific piece exploring pack culture and displacement. Tic Toc Performance Art Festival, Manifest, Columbia College Chicago 2009.

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    Hybridity

    A convergence of movement from the video collection of the Danse Centre Pompidou and members of The Hyde Park Art Center audience. The Hyde Park Art Center, August 2008.

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    The Blind

    What happens when the predator becomes prey? La Lumiere, IN, June 2008.

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    Going Back: A meditation on longing

    An interactive video installation featuring various community responses to the phrase “Going Back,” 2007.

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    Vestiges

    A collaborative video installation exploring themes of memory, longing, and trauma. Vestiges also includes variations on Barbara Weichmann’s original text Feeding the Moonfish, with permission from the author. With Kristina Gosh and Stacey Stormes, Columbia College Chicago 2007.

  • Documentary

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    Bell's Books Since 1935

    22 min Video Doc


    An interview with Faith and Val Bell, mother and daughter proprietors of Bell’s Books in Palo Alto. They discuss the history of their family owned store and the state of bookselling in the new millenium. A Zoom-In Production made with the support of the Midpeninsula Media Center, winner of a 2012 Zoomie Community video award. 


    Nov 8-17, 2013 at Bell’s Books as a special program of the Palo Alto Art Center show Bibliophilia

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    Shaped by Water documentary shorts

    A series of short videos documenting the creation of Gregory Gavin‘s Riveropolis:the Orchard River, and Thicket, the watershed Sculpture of Daniel McCormick and Mary O’Brien created at Adobe Creek. Both were created as part of the Shaped by Water: Past, Present and Future exhibit at the Los Altos History Museum. 

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    Absence

    The working world sometimes pulls us apart. How do we stay connected? Video short, June 2008.

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    Floating

    A video short about dexterity and ambient presence. Featuring Mike Cookman. 2007.

  • Theatrical Directing and Production

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    Tongue of a Bird

    by Ellen McLaughlin, directed by Lessa Bouchard. A search and rescue mission in the Adirondacks. A play about mothers, daughters, loss and survival.The Dragon Theatre in Palo Alto. May 27-June 19, 2011. 

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    Feeding the Moonfish

    by Barbara Weichmann Featuring John Maxwell, Stacey Stormes and the Core Project dancers. Directed by Lessa Bouchard, produced with Core Project Chicago and Image Unit /Columbia College Chicago Interdisciplinary Arts and Media at the Galaxie, August 2008.

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    Grey

    A true story about Catholic priests confronting their faith and sexuality.  Co-written by Grant Stokes, Lessa Bouchard, and Garrett Prejean. Directed by Lessa Bouchard at EP Theatre, September 2006.

  • Experiments in various media

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    Between the Grapes and the Thorns

    From a series of re-mediated images exploring the obscurities of generational family identity. “Bloom” a Cubberley Group show at the Palo Alto City Hall curated by Elise DeMarzo. August, 2011.

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    Oshibana

    A series of 5 artist books exploring family, fragility, and first impressions. Silicon Valley Open Studios, Cubberley Studio E-6, 2010.