Interviews

Maria Chavez | Q + A

Maria Chavez is an abstract turntablist and sound artist born in Lima, Peru. From live turntablism performances to sound sculpture installations, Chavez identifies “accidents, coincidence and failures” as the themes that unite her work. Digital America had the pleasure of interviewing Maria about her turntable practice, her history of DJing, her advice…

Emily Sasmor | Q + A

Emily Sasmor’s work STRANGERS COWBOYS was published in Issue 11 of Digital America. Sasmor talked with Digital America about her overarching series HOTLINE FOR THE LOST, how she approaches themes of violence, pop culture, and the real vs. the simulated in her work. ::: DigA: In STRANGERS COWBOYS, there is…

Elizabeth Montague | Q + A

Artist Elizabeth Montague interviewed with Digital America about her artistic process and her piece, Cyber Black Girl. As a black female artist, Montague’s current artistic focus is on the construction of race and how it has produced the cultural phenomenon of blackness. More than anything, she aims at making her work…

Alexander Stewart | Q+A

Eyeworks is an invitational festival focusing on abstract animation and unconventional character animation. Festival programs showcase outstanding experimental animation of all sorts, and include classic films and new works. Co-curator and University of Richmond alumni Alexander Stewart sat down with Digital America to talk about the genesis of the Eyeworks…

Baleada Queen | Q + A

Baleada Queen is one of Central America’s most enigmatic and best kept secrets. A gringa who found success as a telenovela star at an extremely young age, only to have a very public meltdown and disappearance between the years of 2015 and 2016. She has recently gained attention for the…

Gregory Eddi Jones | Q + A

Gregory Eddi Jones’ Flowers for Donald is a series of digital collages created in response to the election of Donald Trump. Jones uses flowers as “anchor points of protest, memorial, and self-reflexive connotations of enduring beauty,” which play with the heightened emotional dialogue that surrounds the current news cycle. Each collage…

Katie Bush | Q+A

Katie Bush | Q+A

Known throughout the world as ‘America’s Favorite Lady’, Katie Bush is a Canadian installation artist whose work is influenced by the invisible airborne choreographies of ever-encroaching surveillance systems, widely distributed judgements of morally-upright church herds, remorseless mall stampedes & unremarkable people having sex. Her art has been featured in BoingBoing,…

Yefeng Wang | Q + A

Yefeng Wang is a new media artist who actively pursues his artistic career in both East and West, and continues to think and work critically across media including Experimental 3D rendering and animation, video installation, virtual reality, and 3D printing. He left China for the United States after completing his BFA…

Timo Kahlen | Q + A

Timo Kahlen’s sound and visual work explores unusual mediums, such as wind, steam, light, vibration, sound, and more to convey global concepts. Throughout his career of more than 25 years, Kahlen’s experimentation with noise and media art have allowed him to participate in over 150 solo and collaborative gallery showings….

Julia Rommel | Q + A

Julia Rommel (b. 1980) is an American painter who uses canvases and stretchers as sculptural architecture for her work. The results are color-blocked, stretched and re-stretched canvases where the physical process of the artist’s hand is documented through layering. DigA content editor Izzy Pezzulo interviewed the artist in March (2016) during a visit…