Saturnine Tassajara | Toban Nichols

Toban Nichols is a visual artist who works mostly in video and photography. He explores digital distortion, and the creation and destruction of an image via technology. Saturnine Tassajara takes us through a story of digital creation—utilizing camp, the glitch, and performance to talk about the possibilities of distortion through a loose narrative. Saturnine Tassajara goes through several “acts” which tells the tale of two characters set out on a journey, embodied through amorphous forms and poetic narration. Ultimately, the video work emphasizes love and transcendence in our everyday lives as it relates to the unforeseen potentials in the digital realm.

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Toban Nichols, is a visual artist from Los Angeles. His work has been seen in film festivals and galleries around LA, in Romania, Israel, and the Netherlands. He was also featured in Pop Rally at The Museum of Modern Art in New York City. After earning a Bachelors degree in painting, he studied New Media at the San Francisco Art Institute in California where received an MFA in New Genres. He has been granted a residency with the Experimental Television Center in New York, and awarded the Juror’s Pick at the ArtHouse Film Festival for his video entitled BATTLESTATIONS!! In the past five years Nichols launched a line of textiles, created a photo app for iDevices worldwide and published his first photo book titled MY TWIN. His work can be seen at www.tobannichols.com.

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