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Dan Reeves

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Born In Washington DC , Daniel Reeves lives in Scotland and France. From 1970 onwards, he has worked in sculpture, poetry, film and video. His works are included in numerous international collections including the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Centre Pompidous, Paris. He has received national and international prizes including three Emmy Awards for Smothering Dreams (1981) which deals with the myths and realities of war and his own personal experiences in Viet Nam. Recently his video work Obsessive Becoming, a visionary meditation on the secrets of family history and the psychic legacy of our troubled century has won many awards including the second prize at the Locarno Film Festival. In 1982 Daniel Reeves began working on the development of "video poetics" exploring personal, political and metaphysical themes. One of these works - Sabda (1985) was awarded a Blue Ribbon at the American Film Festival and was included in the Whitney Biennial and Documenta-7. Since 1988 he has been concentrating on sculpture ,video installations and digital paintings. His sculpture Eingang premiered at the High Museum, Atlanta in 1990 and was selected for inclusion in the Tate Gallery's New North exhibit the same year. Daniel Reeves' most ambitious project The Well of Patience was first installed at the Capp Street Project in San Francisco and received enthusiastic reviews from local and international critics when it was reinstalled during Glasgow's' City of Culture year. He is a graduate of cinema studies and anthropology from Ithaca College in New York and has been a Guggenheim Fellow in Video Art. In 1995 he was awarded the prestigious Rockefeller Inter-cultural Fellowship in Video. He has received four fellowship awards from the National Endowment for the Arts including the US-Japan fellowship in 1991.