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St. Petersburg, Russia 191025
Annie Albagli is a multimedia artist whose work has been shown at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, the Corcoran Gallery of Art, the Art Museum of the Americas, High Desert Test Sites HQ, and Fort Mason Center for the Arts, among other venues. Her videos have been screened at Artist Television Access Network, the Tate Modern as part of the Imagined Biennials project, and most recently at the documentary film festival, ZWICKL. Albagli is currently an Affiliate Artist in Residence at the Headlands Center for the Arts.
Don Fels is a visual artist, writer and researcher based in the Pacific Northwest. His projects explore how the history of discovery, cultivation, extraction and production continues, even after centuries, to mark a place, its people, and culture. He’s been a Fulbright artist scholar in Italy, in India and in 2019 in Uzbekistan.
In Uzbekistan he made six week-long forays to Nukus and the vault of the Savitsky Museum, examining the trove of thousands of 100yr old works-on-paper Igor Savitsky stashed there. Most have never been exhibited anywhere. Working with Ilkhom Theatre, his residency in Tashkent will explore Savitsky’s legacy.
Jaime Iglehart explores dreamscapes and the line between imagination and concrete world-building. Her projects are deskilled, social and experimental; involving ‘play,’ utopian fantasy and highly personal iconography. She works within a variety of disciplines including film-making, performance, sculpture, and educational platforms which democratize learning– such as free schools. She is currently a professor of Visual Narrative in the Digital Design Department at CUNY Hostos.
Paolo Davanzo and Lisa Marr are filmmakers, educators and community cinema activists whose work is a catalyst for creative collaboration and positive social change. For the past twenty years, they have been helping to run the Echo Park Film Center, a non-profit neighborhood media arts center with a focus on analog film education and resources. As the duo The Here & Now, they travel the world, sharing handmade movies and music with local communities.
Paolo and Lisa collaborated with local artists and musicians on an experimental film The Sound We See: A St. Petersburg City Symphony. They used analog filmmaking techniques and the “City Symphony” genre practiced in the 1920s by Walter Ruttmann and Dziga Vertov to explore communal creative process and contemporary environments. The Sound We See is an ongoing cinematic conversation on the relevance of handmade film in the 21st century.
Cayla Lockwood is an artist, graphic designer, and curator. She has taught printmaking and book art workshops in Denmark, Ukraine, and participated in art book fairs across the United States. Since 2016, her art practice has focused on making fake companies. Each company touches on a different industry or bureaucracy and investigates the way capitalism is embedded in our lives and creates absurd expectations and behaviors. Cayla has curated exhibitions in New York, Philadelphia and New Orleans, and was an artist-in-residence at Flux Factory in Queens, NY and Artspace in New Haven, CT.
A New York-born and London-based independent contemporary art curator, Georgia Muenster focuses on urbanism, the future, archives, and collectivity. She has produced projects at a variety of galleries, pop-ups, museums, and theaters in the US, UK, France, Denmark, and Bulgaria. She is a longstanding member of the arts collective Flux Factory in New York.
Georgia undertook curatorial research for the ongoing project Architectonics, which explores deep geographies in the built environments. Architectonics aims to document the reality of the city and its alternate visions, going beyond the clichés of “psychogeography.” By looking closely at both private and semi-public places, the project brought to light hidden layers of the metropolis, a particularly apt concept in St. Petersburg, steeped in complex histories.
Tara Pandeya is a dancer, choreographer, and cultural activist. Her unique career path in Central Asia, India and the Middle East is a testament to her passionate approach to the form and her quest for continual growth. She is a bridge-building artist who has dedicated the past twenty years to the promotion of dance from the Central Asian Silk Road region. In 2015, she became the first Westerner to perform in the National Ensemble of Tajikistan. She has performed in 40 countries and choreographed for UNESCO with the Tajik Philharmonic and Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Project.
Tara used her experience and knowledge of Central Asian dance to connect with the Tajik community in St. Petersburg. The piece was performed by local dancers and amateurs alike, in an effort to create a deeper dialogue about “otherness” and cultural pluralism. She also choreographed a new piece based on movements rooted in traditional Central Asian dance to echo stories and recreate gestures, daily duties or chores typically carried out by Tajik immigrants in St. Petersburg.
Carolanne Patterson is a visual artist and educator whose work spans the realms of hand made and digital processes. Her current research involves skewing environmental systems within the scope of unfamiliar realities. She is producing a group of free-standing rooms for hiding and meditation which provide an atmosphere in which to question the ambiguous territory of time and place. She has been awarded a Fulbright Fellowship and residencies in the US and Europe, where she has exhibited widely. Carolanne currently teaches at Massachusetts College of Art and Design and Rhode Island School of Design.
Marco Pinter creates artwork and performances which fuse physical kinetic form with live visualizations. He has a PhD in Media Arts and Technology from UCSB and has exhibited artwork and performed in cities around the world, including Dubai, New York, Montreal, Tehran, Hong Kong, Anaheim, and San Diego. Pinter is the founder and Executive Director of the Museum of Sensory & Movement Experiences, a museum dedicated to interactive and media artworks, and a contributing author to The McGraw Hill Multimedia Handbook and The Ultimate Multimedia Handbook. He is also an inventor with over 70 patents, issued and pending, in the areas of live video technology, robotics, interactivity and telepresence.
Kalmia Strong is an arts organizer, artist, and educator, and Program Director at Public Space One, an artist-led, community-driven contemporary arts organization in Iowa City, Iowa. She works collaboratively to instigate, support, and sustain inclusive, experimental, and cooperative art practices and resources for artists, and advocate for the importance of art in everyday life. With a background in print and book arts and librarianship, Kalmia’s creative research focuses on common spaces, knowledge-sharing, and the role of publication practices in cultural resistance and social change.
Megan Young critiques unjust systems through community organizing, performance, visual arts, and new media. She explores the body as a contested space where socio-political codes collide. Her grassroots actions challenging U.S. police militarization became a multi-year framework for civic engagement resulting in new commissions for the Ammerman Center Biennial Symposium of Arts & Technology, International Symposium of Electronic Arts, and Open Engagement, garnering critical acclaim in Hyperallergic, The Atlantic, and on National Public Radio. Megan is an influential advocate for collective action, with experience supporting arts activism through residency and exhibition programs at SPACES in Cleveland, Ohio.