About This Artist

At, The Sun as Camera: Cyanotype Printing at Block Fest, participants harvested the sun’s rays to develop their own alternative process photographs.

 

Kristiana Chan is a first generation Malaysian-Chinese artist, writer, and educator whose work explores the intersection of ancestry, healing, and mythology. She combines traditional storytelling and art making techniques of embroidery, paper cut, and shadow puppetry with projections, alternative photo processes, and other new media. She helped curate this year’s visual arts showcase at Kearny Street Workshop’s APAture festival and is a 2019 resident at the Growlery in San Francisco. www.kristiana-chan.com

 

Anna Rotty is an interdisciplinary artist living in the Outer Sunset in San Francisco. She studied Photography at UMass Amherst and explores personal and political introspection in her work. Exploring themes of misunderstanding and distance, she is fascinated by the blurred lines that perception can create and the possibility of overcoming those boundaries to gain intimacy and connection. She has recently exhibited at Incline Gallery and UMass Amherst and was a Plus One artist in residence in the Dogpatch last year. www.annarotty.com

 

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Blog Roll

  • Glitch Crush

    “Primeiro estranha-se, depois entranha-se” (At first it’s strange, then it gets into your veins) – Fernando Pessoa I am part of the Human/ID team, a collaboration with StratoFyzika and Ian Heisters that probes how identity is rendered legible (or illegible) through movement and technology.  Tagging onto the notion of digital flaws and their rich potential […]

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  • IDENTITY AND MOVEMENT: MOTION TRANSFER WITH NEURAL NETWORKS

    Deep fake dancing and breaking technology I’ve been talking with the StratoFyzika team about how identity resides in the body for their residency in CounterPulse’s Combustible program. We’re researching surveillance technology, machine learning, and dance for a performance in spring 2020. The research is conceptual as well as practical, and the following comprises my notes in building a first […]

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  • A Platform, A Stage, An Audience

    We are artists. In some ways, we are sacrificial lambs. We bleed publicly. We can be found dancing naked and crying the necessary tear. We do this so they can name what they have sacrificed. To those without words, we give poetry; those without melody, a song. And to him, that guy, that just can’t […]

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  • Behind the Lens with Robbie Sweeny

    I’ve always been a fan of Robbie Sweeny. For years I’ve admired his photographer choreography, his hurried movement and cadence during performances. It takes considerable method and skill to shoot the perfect angle, and to capture the compelling photos that highlight CountrePulse’s Instagram feed. My colleagues and I admire his stylistic editing; together we scroll […]

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