Tom Pearson works primarily in visual and written media. His work draws from psychology, archetypal studies, and deep dream practices as well as the medicinal and ceremonial traditions of his native Tsalagi (Eastern Band Cherokee) heritage. He is best known for his movement-based theater works as the co-founder/co-artistic director of Third Rail Projects and the director of the Global Performance Studio.
Pearson’s residency project built on existing relationships with local artists interested in immersive experience with film and installations. In collaboration with fellow artist Marissa Nielsen-Pincus, he focused on a project called Libraria, a modular film/installation/immersive performance collaboration with local performers that was developed through creative workshops with community members. The resulting performance was premiered during the Art Prospect Festival in Fall 2018.