Issue 11

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…

Mixed Connections | Emma Dickson

“Still waiting…” “Lingering grace at J. Alexander’s.” “Gay hat, green shorts.” Through a randomized recombination of Craigslist Missed Connection posts, Emma Dickson’s Mixed Connections reevaluates digital longing, anonymity, identity, and place. Mixed Connections pulls from Craigslist posts in three cities—Pittsburg, New York, and Durham—exploring the similarities and differences of each…

Without a Trace | Jody Zellen

Without a Trace slows down the streaming news cycle and asks us to take stock of the outline—the contrast—of the text and image presented. Jody Zellen digitally traces an international news photograph from the New York Times, a current title pulled from the New York Times RSS, three words pulled from…

/ source / (postfactual) | Timo Kahlen

Timo Kahlen’s work / source / (postfactual) is an interactive net piece composed of multiple layers of sound woven into a touch-sensitive visual projection. Each experience is generated by the viewer which creates a personalized experience for the user due to the position, movement, and speed of the cursor moving…

THANK YOU | Vi Trinh

Vi Trinh’s animation, THANK YOU, explores the relationship between power and powerlessness, and thus casts the characters of humans, institutions, and animals. Trinh uses a sliding scale of greyness to show a false dichotomy between nature and humans. As we watch bear and woman dance between nature and audience, we are…

Hyperobjects | Bryan Meador

Bryan Meador’s Hyperobjects is a collection of hybrid images at the intersection of digital collage and painting that results in a decadently reimagined natural world with extreme breadth. Though he relies on specific shapes and images often associated with flora and fauna, his manipulations of color, dimension, and movement create…

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…

Welcome To My Home | Sarah Beckwith as Baleada Queen

Welcome To My Home is a glimpse into the world of Baleada Queen, a fallen telenovela star clinging to what remains of her former stardom. The video reflects the journey of recovery that Sarah Beckman as Balaeda Queen has experienced, calling on themes such as mental illness, isolation, and what…