ESP Biography

GLENDA SWETMAN, Glenda L. Swetman and Stephen Quick

Major: Pediatric Dermatology

College/Employer: Stanford University

Year of Graduation: G

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

Glenda L. Swetman is a pediatric dermatology fellow at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford.

Stephen Quick is an artist with a Master's degree in Fine Arts from Washington University in St. Louis.

Past Classes

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P621: "Let's Wash our Face!" - Performance Art Via Skin Cleansing Regimen. in Splash! Fall 2009 (Oct. 10 - 11, 2009)
Join a dermatologist and an artist as they attempt a cross disciplinary experiment. Be a part of a happening Become living sculpture. Perform in a fluxus concert. We will combine performance art, the simple act of washing your face and the acting exercise of a “personal moment” via film fragments in a participatory event. This course will explore familiar categories such as art/culture, theatre/drama, media/politics, hygiene/ medicine and the public/private practices of everyday life. Through the ritual of washing your face, we will challenge the norm and explore the interrelation, fusion and interdependency of the disciplines above, emerging with an understanding of embodiment and embeddedness. How will you wash your face? We will end with an exploration of the “skin ideal,” and its manifestations in art, medicine and society as a whole. We will also learn the basics of skin biology and how to optimize our own skin care regimens (if we really want to…)