Rebecca is a filmmaker, multidisciplinary artist, and community organizer based in her native NYC. She works at the intersection of moving-image, installation, and performance to deconstruct traditional narratives surrounding femininity and womxnhood through the study of personal and collective memory. Shapass’ process combines diaristic elements with found footage, critical texts, and the use of her body in performance in front of and behind the camera in order to deconstruct notions surrounding femininity. Tackling greater historical and social narratives, her work aims to address the shifting place of womxn within time’s flux through the themes of sexuality, identity, and the body.
Rebecca has exhibited & screened with institutions and festivals including Microscope Gallery (Brooklyn, NY), Anthology Film Archives (New York, NY), Open Signal (Portland, OR), Puffin Cultural Forum (Teaneck, NJ), Artifact Film Festival (Canada), amongst others.
In 2018-19, Rebecca was a part of Smack Mellon’s Artist Studio Program where she was also a NY Community Trust Van Lier Fellow. Previously, she has been a resident at NURTUREart and Signal Culture. In Fall 2019, she will join Crosstown Arts (Memphis, TN) for a three-month Film and Video Residency. She is a graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts where she studied Film & TV and Art History.
Full CV available here.