Recently named one of Filmmaker Magazine’s “25 New Faces of Independent Film 2018,” Melika Bass is the recipient of an Artadia Award (NYC), 2 Media Arts Fellowships from the Illinois Arts Council, the Kodak/Filmcraft Imaging Award from the Ann Arbor Film Festival, an Experimental Film Prize from the Athens International Film Festival, and a Special Mention Prize from the International Jury of the International Short Film Festival Oberhausen.
Showcasing video dance works by Pittsburgh artists: Nick Daniels, Laura Stokes and slowdanger.
Claudia Hart is a “post photography” artist, where the pieces are generated from computer models rather than being captured with cameras. Hart explains that in her art is “symbolist and poetic” as well as “mesmerizing, hypnotic and formalist.”
Messages of Hope for the Holidays is a project initiated by Alana Castle in response to the tragedy at the Tree of Life Synagogue earlier this year. It is a collection of heartfelt messages from students in Oakland to the community.
Lauren Valley is a robotics artist and researcher based in Pittsburgh, PA. Through video and mechatronic installation, she attempts to explore stereotypes and gender barriers present in tech industries.
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.
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