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Black Hole Son | Pete Burkeet

 Black Hole Son, Pete Burkeet takes the viewer on a visual rollercoaster of disastrous spectacle in American consumerism and culture.  In 1986, Ohio released 1.5 million balloons, which caused an environmental catastrophe; 16 years later at Big Boom Bay, SanDiego a 17 minute firework display exploded in less than a minute….

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Immigrant Documentation | Linh Dao

In Immigrant Documentation, Linh Dao imagines a future where the immigration process mimics the ease, and flippancy, of our mobile culture. Here, the entirety of a person is distilled into data, barcodes, and numbers through a tracking system that likens “non-citizens” to tracking online packages delivery.  Dao presents a powerful statement…

STRANGERS COWBOYS | Emily Sasmor

STRANGERS COWBOYS is the second, third, and four acts of the multi-media, performative series HOTLINE FOR THE LOST, a six-act morality opera by Emily Sasmor. Sasmor’s evocative and “dense” video winds through a non-linear narrative between the real and the simulated. STRANGERS COWBOYS confronts the idea of violence in a…

plant whispering | Izzy Pezzulo

plant whispering is a sound piece made for plants. Izzy Pezzulo is interested in making sound art for all beings, sentient or otherwise. Pezzulo asks many questions of these plants, both humorous and existential. plant whispering comes out of an interest in ASMR, our relationship to plants, and how we…

10 yrs. Later | Carrie Edinger

10 yrs. Later is a sound art piece that explores the intersections of history and the presence and absence of community soundscapes lost.  The featured neighborhood was struck by the 2008 housing crisis and several parts of its four-square miles are abandoned.  Edinger walks throughout the neighborhood describing abandoned homes…

Digital Material | Payton Baril & Caleb Gardner

Payton Baril and Caleb Gardner’s improvisational sound piece, Digital Material, explores the interaction between the physical and the digital. Through manual manipulation of multiple keyboards and a circuit bent Speak & Spell (a 1980s electronic child’s toy), Digital Material creates an experience of audible touch in order to draw attention…

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…

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…