Dana Bell is a video artist, composer and choreographer for stage, theater and film. As the director of the performance troupe Psychic Effects since 2010, her work has been presented at many venues and festivals, including Millennium Film Workshop as part of INDEX Festival, Secret Project Robot, Louis V ESP Gallery, Union Pool and The Schoolhouse. Bell began her career and continues as a painter exhibiting in galleries and museums in New York, Detroit, Los Angeles and Europe and began working with performance as an MFA student at Maine College of Art while studying with Vito Acconci. She writes compositions and makes videos to perform alongside conceptualized choreography.
“Psychic Effects” is not only the troupe that performs her work, but the conceptual framework re-directing renowned painter and teacher Josef Albers’ concept in relational aesthetics between colors as a contemporary psychosocial phenomenon.