Rachel Mason. Photo courtesy of The Lives of Hamilton Fish
Rachel Mason is an artist, musician and filmmaker from Los Angeles. Mason has recorded 13 albums,has toured, exhibited sculpture, video and performance at the Whitney Museum, Queens Museum, LACMA, Detroit Museum of Contemporary Art, School of the Art Institute in Chicago, Henry Gallery in Seattle, James Gallery at CUNY, University Art Museum in Buffalo, Sculpture Center, Hessel Museum of Art at Bard and Occidental College, Kunsthalle Zurich, Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, The New Museum, Park Avenue Armory, Art in General, La Mama, Galapagos, Dixon Place, and Empac Center for Performance in Troy among other venues. Reviews include New York Times, Village Voice, Los Angeles Times, Flash Art, Art in America, Art News, and Artforum. Her rock opera feature film, The Lives of Hamilton Fish. has toured festivals and museums internationally and was released in 2016.
Interview Magazine,New York Times, Brooklyn Rail, Los Angeles Times,Vice Magazine, The New Yorker, PopMatters, Los Angeles Magazine,LA Weekly, Bloun Art Info, Hyperallergic, Art in America
Samantha Culp of Paloma Powers - Panel Speaker
From The New York Times’ “Floral Powers”“Amalia Ulman’s ‘The Humble Origins of Bob the Pigeon evokes the scrappy and besmirched nest of a pigeon.” Photo by Alexander Coggin
Paloma Powers develops innovative artist-led projects for brands and clients far beyond the traditional artworld.
Her team is dedicated to the highest standards of aesthetics for a purposeful life with artists at the helm of designing solutions for the home, the office, the retail space, the public space, the screen, and every surface of contemporary life.
New York Times T Magazine, Artnet, Artinfo, Sleek Magazine, ArtForum Scene and Herd, Jing Daily
Yo-Yo Lin, Ricerca, video still. Image courtesy of the artist
In the words of one of her artistic influences street artist Swoon, she desires to make people think ‘the world is a lot stranger [...] than you imagined five minutes ago.’ Whether that be making experimental animation or projecting on alternative surfaces, Yo-Yo reminds the world to find strength in dwelling in the realm of infinite possibility.
Behind the Scenes at Experimental Half Hour. Image courtesy of the artist.
Eva Aguila is the co-founder of Coaxial Arts Foundation: a non-profit media arts salon: Coaxial provides artists a studio to use pro-video equipment to realize pieces that otherwise would be out of reach, including use of analog video synthesizers, green screen, and a public exhibition space for live events.
“Eva Aguila is a well known Noise artist who has been performing since 2005. She is an alumni of Calarts, has toured the U.S. and Europe and has collaborated with Thurston Moore. She currently co-produces Experimental Half Hour.” - ArtStream
Jane Chang Mi
Jane Chang Mi, Untitled, video still. Image courtesy of the artist.
Trained as an ocean engineer and an artist, Jane Chang Mi considers land politics and postcolonial ecologies. Exploring the traditions and narratives associated with environment through her interdisciplinary and research-based work. Mi aims to express our contemporary relationship to nature and each other.
“I take the viewer through my bodily experience of the Arctic Ocean to break the idea of the heroic explorer. Explorers of the heroic age, so identified with the imagery of the North and South Poles, including Shackleton and Scott, preferred the viewer to watch rather than to share their experience. Thus, the camera is used as an extension of my body and offers the viewer on a more intimate and playful encounter.”
Maria Lynch, Panty, video still. Image courtesy of the artist.
Maria Lynch was born in 1981 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In 2008, she earned an MA and a Post-Graduate Diploma from Chelsea College of Art and Design in London.
“I’m constantly looking to resignify elements from reality. Things that turn into another meaning, modifying expectations from rationalistic.”
In 2012, Maria showed the installation ‘Ocupação Macia’ at the Paço Imperial Museum, Rio de Janeiro, and the performance ‘Incorporáveis’ at Museum of Modern Art, Rio de Janeiro. Was invited ‘London Olympics Games Exhibit’ at the Barbican Centre. In 2013 Maria has done the solo show ‘Acontecimento Encarnado’ at Anita Schwartz Gallery in Rio de Janeiro, won the selection for a public art competition at Fundação Getúlio Vargas, RJ, Brazil and show ‘Bordalianos do Brasil’ at Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon, Portugal.
Suzy Poling is from Michigan, studied at Columbia College in Chicago, lived in the San Francisco Bay Area for almost a decade and now resides in Los Angeles. She is an Interdisciplinary and Visual Artist working with Installation, Sculpture, Video, Film, Performance Art, Sound, Photography Painting, Collage. She researches the multi-dimensional interferences of the organic and mechanical through each Medium and combines them to create a whole immersive world. Specifically, she works with analog and digital media, refraction of optics and mirrors, sonic resonance and electrical synthesis, geometric abstraction, chemical reactions with paint and film, performance art and ritual, photographic studies of geological anomalies, volcanic sites and natural volatile minerals.
Dazed Digital, Gaite Lyrique (France), Art Practical, Glossary Magazine, Sorn Magazine, Vice, New York Times, The Daily Californian, East Bay Express, Portland Mercury, New Times SLO, San Francisco Bay Guardian
Kate Parsons, Mixed Reality Preview, video still. Image courtesy of the artist
Founder of Femmebit, Kate Parsons is a recent graduate of UCLA’s M.F.A program and has exhibited work internationally and throughout Los Angeles. Much of her practice involves the marriage of the visual and the aural, working with musicians and dancers to create inventive audio-visual experiences. Her graduate studies involved research into the myriad ways humans mourn and express grief.
Her work has appeared on MOCA.tv, TIFFxPOP02, VR Scout, VICE's The Creators Project, at The Museum of The Moving Image, Hammer.org, FringeArts in Philadelphia, and Summer Stage in New York City. She has had the pleasure of working with director Mark Pellington and musicians such as Silversun Pickups, Kid606, Baths, Dawn Richards, Daedelus, Slugabed, MAST, Ruth B, and Brainfeeder/Ninja Tune's RYAT. sheisanimagemaker.com
Toronto International Film Festival, IndieCade East, Vice’s The Creator’s Project, LAist, LA Weekly, MOCA.TV, ARTSlant.
Alex Pelly, Image by Alex the Brown.
Alex Pelly is a director and editor based in Los Angeles. She received her BA in Cinematic Arts from USC, at which time she also completed a second major in Creative Writing. Her passion for storytelling is closely matched with her passion for music, so immediately following her undergrad studies, she began to pursue editing work in music videos and music documentaries. This background in music-driven content has lent her work a rhythmic style that she injects into her current endeavors in narrative, documentary and commercial content.
After college, Alex became involved with DUBLAB, an internet radio station and arts non-profit, creating video content and curating screenings.
The Great Nordic Sword Fights. Image courtesy of the artist.
“With a name like The Great Nordic Sword Fights, you would assume that Highland Park based Kristel Brinshot and Ricky Jonson Jr. are either leading manufacturers in authentic viking arms and armour or experts in Late Medieval longsword technique. Unfortunately, the two are neither: their working alias is an appearingly lo-fi, foreign pseudonym for technological, highbrow art available online and off....” - Los Angeles, I’m Yours.
“It’s those moments with technology where you see things glitch or don’t work the way you expect it to that makes me excited - those are the moments to me that make the ‘computer’ human. It’s oddly upsetting and beautiful at the same time. In a way it reminds me that it’s just a machine, a tool, it’s not the window to my world, but I can use it to feel things and to build the world I thrive in.” - Interview in Pitch Present.thegreatnsf.org
Julie Weitz, Phantom Love, video still. Image courtesy of the artist.
Julie Weitz is a visual artist based in Los Angeles. Her videos, installations and photographs examine the experience of embodiment in the digital realm. She uses physical props, often cast from her own body parts, and combines "anti-CGI" aesthetics to make work that blurs the boundaries between sensory perception and material reality.
Mitra Saboury, Nail Spa, video still. Image courtesy of the artist.
Mitra Saboury creates video and scultpure about the body. Her Instagram account with Derek Paul Boyle called Meatwreck joins sculpture with the human form to create a sensorial, psycho-sexual undercurrent of playfully disturbing erotica through body mutilation.
Kyttenjanae, Untitled. Image courtesy of the artist
Kytten Janae is an artist and director based in Los Angeles that creates animations of colorful figures in fantastical settings. An artist who rose through the ranks of Instagram (@kyttenjanae), she creates experiences, short films, memes, live concert visuals, VR, and more. Her work can be seen online, on television, and at some museums and sometimes on tour or at festivals.
Kytten is influenced by all the sadness in her heart and the Internet’s small cultures and communities. Interested in the intersection of experimental animation, technology, and interactivity, kyttenjanae creates digital and physical experiences.” - The Nest HQhtkyttenjanae.persona.co
Ann Hirsch, A Formidable Daughter. Image Courtesy of the artist.
Ann Hirsch’s large online presence began when she created videos of herself exploring her female sexuality, to alter expectations of sexual standards and behaviorial “types” online. In 2008, her “scandalishiousness” project reached over 1 million views.
“Now, as a woman, how do I show myself online [in a way] that feels like it’s moving a conversation forward, doing something new and showing women in a way that they’re not normally seen?” She smiles. “I’m sure that in five more years, everyone will be showing their vagina on the internet.” - The Guardian
Ann Hirsch was awarded a Rhizome commission for her two-person play Playground which debuted at the New Museum and was premiered by South London Gallery at Goldsmiths College. Hirsch has been an artist in residence at Yaddo, Atlantic Center for the Arts, and Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. Recent solo shows include MIT List Visual Arts Center and the New Museum’s online project space First Look.
Julieta Gil, 23-3d-beach-sand-wallpaper. Mixed media. Image courtesy of the artist.
Julieta Gil (b.1987, Mexico City) is an artist based in Los Angeles, CA. She holds a MFA from the Media Arts program at UCLA.
Julieta uses 3D modeling, animation, installation, sculpture, and print to explore themes of simulation, architecture and domesticity. Her work incorporates both generic and iconic elements. Through analog and digital processes, she reprograms these elements, producing a new visual language that looks to reference familiar forms while also developing new discourses around them.
Giselle Zatonyl, Swamp Spirit Swarm, Augmented Reality. Image courtesy of the artist.
Giselle is a multi-disciplinary artist and curator, with a background in Photography, Multimedia and Art History. Currently living and working in Los Angeles, CA, but often found in Brooklyn, NY and Miami, FL.
Bedford + Bowery, DADA, Artnet, Art F City, Rhizome, Providence College Galleries, Creator's Project, New Ancestors, Critical Eyes, Domain Gallery
Camella D. Kim, No Losers. Image Courtesy of the artist
Camella D. Kim (South Korea) explores a wide range of media and often combine traditional and contemporary methods of fabrication and techniques to manifest her interest in language and define what it means to be connected and how we communicate in digital age.
Kim immigrated to Toronto, Canada and double majored in Media, Information & Technoculture and Visual Arts. Kim completed her MFA in Media Arts at UCLA in 2015. She is a recipient of Fellowships from University of California Institute for Research in the Arts and exhibited in many venues throughout the United States, Canada, India, United Kingdom, South Korea and Belgium.
Sarah Zucker, Macefelters, for Electric Objects. Image courtesy of the artist.
Sarah Zucker is a writer/director and artist based in Los Angeles. Her work is focused on female-driven narratives, campy/queer sensibilities, and the (often hilarious) trials of our present passage from the Analog to the Digital Era. Her one-hour pilot script, The Sun Set, is a Finalist for the 2016 Women in Film / The Black List Episodic Lab.
She creates GIFs, Video and Net Art as Co-Founder of The Current Sea, a New Media Studio, and GIFs, Animation and Public Art as Co-Founder of YoMeryl, a Pop Art Studio. Independently, she directs video art,
music videos and web videos, and produces live visuals and installations. She became a Jeopardy! Champion on September 27th, 2013.
Amanda Siegel, Pile Articulation I. Image courtesy of the artist
Amanda Siegel (b. 1990, Los Angeles) is an artist and filmmaker working across the spectrum of traditional and new media. She earned a BFA from the Cooper Union in 2012. Her work shows a deep interest in the transgressive properties of recorded media, specifically examining the historical role of Los Angeles in the manufacturing and dissemination of culture. Her approach to cinema is constantly developing, a synthesis of old and new techniques and formats, with stylistic references to documentary film and abstract painting. Her work has been shown in Los Angeles and New York, and internationally through the curatorial projects of FixC and the Northern Video Art Network, both based in Helsinki, Finland.
The Future Crew (JJ Stratford & Claire L. Evans), Cybercast f. The Future Crew in Collaboration with
Experiemental Half Hour.
Jennifer Juniper Stratford is a multidimensional media artist.
In 2004 she established Telefantasy Studios, a mutant television studio and media lab dedicated to the creation of avant-garde television and experiments in video. Stratford produces new and innovative forms of media ranging from music videos to audio-visual performances, installations, and augmented reality experiences.
Her work has been exhibited, broadcast, and screened internationally at MoCA Geffen Contemporary, the Getty, Cinemarfa, CPH:DOX, the Museum of the Moving Image, the New Beverly Cinema, Storefront for Art & Architecture, BAM Cinématek, Cinefamily, and on public access stations across the United States, and various exhibitions in Cyberspace.
She is the recipient of 2016 Mike Kelley Foundation Artist Grant. Show opens October 15,2016 at Coaxial Los Angeles.
Jeepneys, Your Body, Your Ship. Image courtesy of the artist
Jeepneys (Anna Luisa Petrisko) is an artist working in sound, video, dance, and performance. Named after the iconic converted WWII army jeeps of the Philippines, her work investigates the complexities of postcolonial identities and aims to encompass a multitude of experience of time, space, and self. With experimental operas, multimedia installations, and a fleet of hand painted body spacesuits, Jeepneys creates new mythological landscapes for future hybrids. She is a member of Black Salt Collective, whose members are all Black, brown, and indigenous women creating work that is about contemporary nonlinear identity— and in which experience results in atmosphere. She has exhibited at REDCAT, the Getty's Pacific Standard Time Presents, MOMA PS1, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE), ALOUD for the LA Public Library, the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA), Machine Project and Human Resources. She has received artist-in-residence fellowships with the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA), Yaddo, Echo Park Film Center.
Kate Hollenbach, phonelovesyoutoo. Image courtesy of the artist
Kate Hollenbach is a media artist working with interactive systems and new technologies. As Director of Design & Computation at Oblong Industries, Kate led an interdisciplinary team of designers and programmers building interfaces for collaborative spaces, incorporating large-scale displays and gesture tracking technology. Her art practice explores the relationship of technology, gesture, and motion. She holds a B.Sc. in Computer Science and Engineering from MIT.
Selwa Sweidan, Simultaneously 1, 3, 5, and 9. Image courtesy of the artist
Selwa Sweidan (born Malta) is an artist and design researcher based in Los Angeles. Trained as a choreographer, Selwa uses movement as narrative and as a prototyping methodology.
Selwa received her BA from Smith College and her MFA from Art Center College of Design's Media Design Practices program. She was a Design Fellow at Fabrica and Artist-in-Residence at UC Irvine. Her work has been exhibited in CapeTown, Chicago, Los Angeles, Tokyo and Venice.
Danielle Parsons, Untitled Still. Image Courtesy of the artist
Danielle Parsons is a visual artist, science communicator and creator of Wonder Science TV.
Xárene Eskandar is a researcher and designer with a background ranging from yacht and automotive design to architecture and live visuals. Her research interests stem from the philosophy of technology and focus on new perceptions of the body and self through altering the perception of time and space in photography, video, and virtual and augmented reality.
Isabelle Albuquerque and John Beasley
Osk Studios, Saturday Night by Devendra Banhart, video still. Image courtesy of the artist
Isabelle Albuquerque is a multi-disciplinary artist whose work has been featured in Dazed & Confused, S Magazine, IFC and SOMA. She has performed internationally at SFMOMA, Hammer Museum, Musiques-Volantes, and Ubel & Gafaerlich among others. She is an art director, photographer, filmmaker, as well as a producer of large scale art projects, most recently as a part of the Getty’s Pacific Standard Time. She studied Performance and Architecture at Columbia University and Barnard College, and currently lives and works in Los Angeles.
Sam Vernon, Return, 2 hour performance with sound sculpture designed by the Baschet Brothers. Image courtesy of the artist
Sam Vernon earned her MFA in Painting/Printmaking from Yale University in 2015 and her BFA from The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in 2009. Her installations combine xeroxed drawings, photographs, paintings and sculptural components in an exploration of personal narrative and identity. She uses installation and performance to honor the past while revising historical memory. Vernon has most recently exhibited with Interstitial Gallery, Coney Art Walls curated by Jeffrey Deitch, Brooklyn Museum, Queens Museum, Fowler Museum at UCLA, and Seattle Art Museum. Sam lives in Queens, NY and teaches drawing and printmaking as an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Vassar College.
Amanda Joy, Statue of the Goddess Diana, video still. Image courtesy of the artist
Amanda Joy (b. 1983, Frankfurt, Germany) is an artist based in Los Angeles. She is currently co-organizer of CUNNT, a somatic writing workshop. From 2008-2012 she produced Everything in Heaven is TV, a cable access television show in Austin, TX. Her interests include disintegration and reformation, humor, and human potential. She has an MFA in New Genres from University of California Los Angeles and a BFA in Studio Art from the University of of Texas at Austin. Taurus, Moon in Libra, Scorpio rising.
Anna Wittenberg, Fantasy Foam, video still. Image courtesy of the artist
Anna Wittenberg (b. 1985, Houston TX) is an interdisciplinary artist based in Los Angeles. She received her BA in Media Studies at Pitzer College in 2008 and is currently working toward her MFA in visual art at the University of California Riverside. Anna employs both installation and performance in association with video to explore the corporeal dimension of experience. Her work has increasingly focused on questions around play and its cultural and biological significance. Many of her projects use video and sound to push, alienate or distance, and pull, draw-in or coax, in an effort to interrogate contemporary and historical cultural mores.
The Institute for New Feeling
The Institute for New Feeling, Lens, video still. Image courtesy of the artist
The Institute for New Feeling is a research clinic committed to the development of new ways of feeling, and ways of feeling new. Our work takes the form of treatments, therapies, retreats, research studies and wellness products.
Founded by Agnes Bolt,
Scott Andrew and Nina Sarnelle, IfNf’s physical existence takes many shifting forms. Our long term plan is to open a spa in Los Angeles.
Jenny Sayaka Nono
Jenny Sayaka Nono, The Night Needs You, video still. Image courtesy of the artist
Currently lives in Los Angeles, CA. Loves men with cinderblock heads, finds them very attractive. Has a porcelain foot. Originally from Kaneohe , Hawaii. Dropped out of school after flunking the 9th grade. Moved to Los Angeles. Was ecstatic to get off that rock. Mother lives in Vegas. Vegas is special. Everyone is special. Was buried alive in a past life. Still afraid of dark. Would prefer to be ignored. Wearing sunglasses at night doesn’t help. Attended Pacific Northwest Art Academy when teenager. Teacher has videos somewhere. Doesn’t like to be cold. Orson Welles voice. Taught itself how to edit. Its real father is Francis Farmer.
Eileen Cowin, Studio Visit, video still. Image courtesy of the artist
Eileen Cowin's work has been presented in over 30 solo exhibitions and in more than 165 group exhibitions. Cowin’s work is included in major public and private collections including: the Museum of Modern Art, NY, J.Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA, The Los Angeles Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA, The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, and the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo, Japan. In the fall of 2011, her work was exhibited at MOCA, Los Angeles and The J. Paul Getty Museum. Cowin has received numerous awards, among them are three Individual fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, a commission from the Public Art Fund in New York, an Individual Artist’s Grant from the City of Los Angeles, an Artist's Fellowship in New Genres from the California Arts Council, a CCF Fellowship for Visual Artists and commissions from Los Angeles World Airport Arts. She is currently working on a commission for the Crenshaw/MLK station in Los Angeles. Eileen Cowin's videos have been included in the USA Film Festival (award for best experimental film), The Los Angeles International Short Film Festival and the New Orleans Film Festival.
Jeannette Bonds, Systematic Disease, video still. Image courtesy of the artist