Interviews

Eric Millikin | Q+A

Eric Millikin is a conceptual activist new media artist based out of Detroit, Michigan, and Richmond, Virginia. Through his work, Milikin explores the intersections of advanced technology, American society, dark humor, and occult practices. In this Q+A, we speak with Millikin about his recent digital zine VIRONOMICON, as well as other…

Avital Meshi | Q+A

Digital America interviewed Avital Meshi in early November 2020 to discuss her work Deconstructing Whiteness (2020) and the racial impacts of facial recognition technology in our society. ::: DigA: Between 2019 and 2020, various pieces of yours utilize the AI facial recognition system used in Deconstructing Whiteness. Where did your…

Dahlia Bloomstone | Q+A

Dahlia Bloomstone is a 24-year-old Puerto Rican Jewish artist and second-year MFA at Hunter College with a BFA from Bard College. In her video piece Financial accessibility to calm our apocalyptic anxieties (2020), Bloomstone explores how teeth and eye color indicate a lack of social care for the vulnerable while…

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…