Girls’ Club presents Defining a Moment, an independent project created by Fall 2014 fellow Erica Mohan. Defining a Moment is a multi-part video blog series exploring the stories of select artists’ decisions to pursue an artistic profession and the moments that sparked their transformation. Artists were selected from the private collection of Francie Bishop Good and David Horvitz, founders of Girls’ Club, with a focus on local artists.

Defining a Moment shares an intimate glimpse of artists’ personal struggles, discoveries, philosophies and fears involved with being a practicing artist in today’s society.

Defining a Moment: Dinorah de Jesús Rodriguez from Girls' Club on Vimeo.

Dinorah de Jesús Rodriguez statement
I work with expanded cinema, experimental film, video art, installation and public intervention. My goal as an artist is to affect the electromagnetic energy of my audience through subliminal manipulation of the subconscious. I achieve this in large part by co-opting the same strategies and cinematic devices used by mass media and advertising, such as the formulaic use of light and sound cues, and the time-tested technique of embedding hidden messages in single film frames. I believe there is tremendous power in the unseen, and I exploit that through the hidden mechanisms in moving images.

About Girl’s Club Fellow
Erica Mohan was born in Toronto, Ontario, CA. She obtained a BFA
from Florida Atlantic University and is currently engaged in the Fellowship program at Girls’ Club Collection in Fort Lauderdale. She is an oil painter whose interests revolve around her experience with martial arts and its application in everyday life.