Interviews

Xavier McFarlin | Q+A

In this interview, Xavier McFarlin talks about the process behind his artistic decisions as well as his experience growing up in Japan as a Mexican, Queer, Black, male and how the cultural difference has influenced his work. He also talks about his works, Black Portrait 1, and Black Portrait 2, in reference to the…

Kia Miakka Natisse | Q+A

Kia Miakka Natisse is a passionate storyteller. She has a Master of Arts from NYU’s Gallatin School of Individualized Studies — where she concentrated in transmedia storytelling — and a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from Howard University. Natisse works to create pieces that “go beyond genres to create rich…

Pete Burkeet | Q+A

Pete Burkeet’s piece Black Hole Son was published in Issue 12 of Digital America.  In this interview Burkeet gives us insight into his making process and inspiration behind making Black Hole Son.  He also shows us the connection between Black Hole Son and his other work like Mannequin, and Beyond Human. ::: DigA: You use multiple mediums…

Molly O’Donnell | Q+A

Molly O’Donnell’s Spit was published in Issue 12 of Digital America.  O’Donnell talked with Digital America about Spit and her other work in Potpourri and Default.  O’Donnell delves into the world of ASMR as she discusses the way in which her work in general tackles the topics of gender, sexuality, and identity in context…

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…