Nina Paley is the creator of the animated musical feature film Sita Sings the Blues. Her adventures in our broken copyright system led her to join QuestionCopyright.org as Artist-in-Residence in 2008, where she produced a series of animated shorts about intellectual freedom called Minute Memes. More recently she made This Land Is Mine, a short about Israel/Palestine/Canaan/the Levant intended for a new feature film, Seder-Masochism.
Curator Alisha Wormsley calls Afronaut(a) “an exploration in film and inspiration to artists.” The series challenges audiences’ perception of traditional film by providing a broader collection of screenings, discussions, and performances. “We’re trying to show them films they would otherwise never see,” she says.
Sam Nosenzo is a University of Pittsburgh computer engineering student pursuing creative technology projects. He creates generative and interactive art, apps and more.
Madsen Minax makes interdisciplinary art projects about individual and communal embodiment; how we form relationships with other humans in the world. Projects investigate intimacy, violence, transformation, and the nature of chosen and biological families using documentary, improvisation, science fiction, fantasy, and magical realist approaches.
Since his early exposure to video game consoles and computers–an Atari at 5, a Commodore 64 at 7, and an Amiga at 13–Mert Keskin, better known as Haydiroket, has always felt drawn to the digital world…
Jennifer Meridian is a visual artist based in Pittsburgh, PA. She makes work that specifically attempts to interrogate and interrupt dominant systems of power that become reconsidered, dismantled, and reconstructed through a queer feminist lens.
dadpranks makes use of evolving retail aesthetics in conjunction with mass produced objects to explore the relationship between consumer and technology, both on and offline.
Bill Shannon is an acclaimed dancer, choreographer and performance artist. The energy, elegance and fluidity of Shannon dancing on crutches, combined with his clever use of a skateboard for mobility, have dazzled audiences worldwide…
Miguel Chevalier’s digital works are in constant metamorphosis, plunging us into a magical, poetic and very contemporary universe.
More info: www.miguel-chevalier.com
Jim Campbell’s work is unique in that his media and message are inseparable. He uses technologies developed for information transfer and storage to explore human perception and memory.
More info: www.jimcampbell.tv
“Flock” is a public art and light installation that features complex and coordinated LED lights and 1,000 hand-made peace doves. It honors the 49 people who lost their lives plus those who were injured in Orlando.
More info: www.luxepgh.com/flock/
Matthew Biederman has been performing, installing and exhibiting works, which explore themes of perception, media saturation, and data systems from a multiplicity of perspectives since the mid nineties.
More info: www.mbiederman.com