Under Her Skin: Linda Friedman Schmidt by Kelsey and Rémy Bennett Series Info Episode Guide
The FRONT presents:
Under Her Skin
By: Kelsey and Rémy Bennett
Under Her Skin profiles, a diverse group of female artists, creating representations of their creative visions and cultivating a collective that emphasizes the transformative power of art and its vital role in our society. Each film is directed by The Bennett sisters for The FRONT.
Under Her Skin
Linda Friedman Schmidt
Episode 05 of Under Her Skin gives us a glimpse into the life of artist Linda Friedman Schmidt. Donning her signature look of bright blue eyeliner, Schmidt tells of the trauma she endured having been raised by parents who survived The Holocaust. Using discarded clothing as a vehicle to address the theme of intergenerational trauma, she creates striking portraits by weaving shredded fabric into colorful tapestries ripe with emotion.
Episode 04 of Under Her Skin explores the relationship between motherhood and creation with sculptural artist Hein Koh.
Directed by Kelsey and Rémy Bennett for The FRONT
The FRONT Presents Parker Day
Episode 03 of Under Her Skin profiles Los Angeles based photographer Parker Day, who creates vivid, fictional character portraits that explore the invention of identity.
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The Girl Who Loves Roses
The Girl Who Loves Roses film is our short documentary, directed by sisters Rémy and Kelsey Bennett about the artist Panteha Abareshi. The video tells Panteha’s story and highlights her artistic process. Panteha’s battles Sickle Cell Beta Zero Thalassemia, a genetic disease that causes her chronic pain and physical limitations. In the fall of 2014, the condition took a drastic turn and led to her frequent hospitalization for long periods of time. She began to channel her energy into illustration.
The video is the first in a series profiling a selection of female artists and shining a light on the importance that art plays in women’s lives as a form of self-expression and connection.