Interviews

Ana Jovanovska | Q&A

Ana Jovanovska is a Macedonian artist who explores social structures and the influences of pop culture. In her piece When you think about painting do you think about something like this? (2018), Jovanovska unpacks the associations that often accompany “high” and “low” forms of art. ::: DigA: Cartoons are designed to…

Roya Ebtehaj | Q+A

Roya Ebtehaj is an Iranian multimedia artist and educator. In her piece Plastystopia (2019), Roya displays the influence of capitalism and western beauty standards on a universal scale, with a focus on Iran. In this interview, she shares her experiences with social media, her effort to focus on universal themes in…

Vi Trinh | Q+A

The Station (2020) is an interactive piece that takes place after the end of the world in a space station. The Station is based off of the Myth of Sisyphus and ties into the idea of nostalgia as a weapon of ideology. Two A.I. guides, Sabrina and Alex, accompany the…

Kailum Graves | Q&A

Spukhafte Fernwirkung (2019) compacts the endless, challenging landscape of Iceland into a 36-minute time-lapse of images (640×480) collected from www.road.is, a website for monitoring road conditions in Iceland, over a three year period.  Beginning the process in Skagaströnd before moving to more remote locations, Kailum Graves compiles and arranges thousands…

Dho Yee Chung | Q+A

Dho Yee Chung’s Point Zero (2019) raised the question of what is real and what is not and a discussion about the apparatus people use to hide their identities to guard against social norms. In this interview, Chung talked about the development of her idea of the relationship between computers…

Maryam Khaleghi Yazdi | Q+A

Maryam Khaleghi Yazdi is an Iranian Graphic Designer who creates new experiences with each new work. Currently, Maryam is exploring her identity as a person who has migrated from Iran to the United States.  In her piece Living in Between (2019) Maryam expresses herself as a migrant through the past, present,…

Colin Rosati | Q+A

In this interview, Colin Rosati gives us insight into the inspiration and creative process behind Pollinating Proxies (2019), and themes and conversations throughout his portfolio. ::: DigA: When first viewing Pollinating Proxies, I immediately connected the piece to the work of Henry David Thoreau. Your use of hummingbirds as a…

Aliyah Decker | Q+A

In this interview, Aliyah Decker talks about the inspiration for using virtual reality as a medium for when the seasons change my feelings change (Issue 14), as well as the hardships that their team faced during development. ::: DigA: It states in the accompanying statement for the piece that WTSCMFC is…

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…