Brolo Hill is a short film loosely based on the daily lives of the Lenni Lenape tribe and early pioneers that lived in Upper Roxborough, Pennsylvania. The film was shot on location at the Schuylkill Nature Center in Roxborough. The film depicts the “living forest,” an idea based on the Lenape Indian belief that all animals and plants have spirits. The work combines historical re-enactment and personal experiences to create a response to the physicality and history of the land.
Jennie Thwing is a Philadelphia-based artist and educator who received her MFA from UMBC in Baltimore. She is currently an Assistant Professor at Rowan University in Glassboro, NJ. Thwing is a 2008 Fellowship member at Soho20 Chelsea Gallery and is a member artist with The Nexus Foundation for Today’s Art in Philadelphia. She has exhibited her work at The Museum of Contemporary Art in Seattle, The Institute for Contemporary Art in Philadelphia, The Creative Alliance in Baltimore, The Center for Art and Visual Culture in Baltimore, The Fondazione Mudima per l’Arte Contemporanea in Milan, The Independent Museum of Contemporary Art (IMCA) in Cyprus, Soho20 Chelsea Gallery in New York City and the New York Studio Gallery in New York City.
Jennie Thwing – Philadelphia Pennsylvania