April 26-27, 2014 NYC

Artists & Speakers

2014 Festival Artists

NOTE: Not all artists have yet been added to the site.


    99 Hooker / rev.99

    City: Ancram, NY
    Presentation: rev.99

    rev.99 is known for taking the piss out of popular culture and proposing a toast with the resultant mix of Britney, Thomas Edison and hair removal adverts.

    a place both wonderful and strange is the David Lynch-influenced electronic music and performance project of dj/producer Russ Marshalek.


    Anna S. Bliznyuk

    City: Tampa, FL

    I am a young individual who works hard and hopes to be able to make a difference in this world.

    Ateqah Khaki is a graduate student at The School of Media Studies at The New School for Public Engagement where she is interested in multimedia, digital storytelling and progressive social change.


    Balam Soto

    City: Hartford, CT
    Presentation: Exp.inst.x

    Balam has received three “Editor’s Choice” awards from the World Maker Faire held at the New York Hall of Science Museum in 2010 and 2012.

    Benjamin Bardou was born in 1981 in France and studied art and matte painting techniques, creating many digital sets for the audiovisual industry


    Benjamin Edelberg

    City: Toronto, Canada

    Benjamin Edelberg is a Chicago-born, Toronto-based artist and filmmaker. He received his BFA from the Ryerson University in 2008 and his MFA from Ontario College of Art and Design in 2012.


    Bernardo Schorr

    City: Brooklyn, NY
    Presentation: Break ton Neck

    Bernardo Schorr is a New York City based new media artist and interaction designer. He’s known to have worked on robots, installations, immersive environments, heartbeat pillows and data visualization pieces.

    Carla Gannis is an artist who lives and works in Brooklyn, whose work examines the narrativity of 21st century representational technologies and questions the hybrid nature of identity. Justin Petropoulos is the author of two collections of poetry, Eminent Domain


    Cesar Escudero Andaluz

    City: Linz, Austria
    Presentation: File_món

    Cèsar Escudero Andaluz (LIC, M.A., M.A.) is researching at the Kunstuniversität Linz in Interface Culture LAB. Working in the field between users and interfaces.


    Champagne Jerry

    City: New York, NY
    Presentation: Champagne Jerry

    Champagne Jerry, also known as Neal Medlyn, is a rapper and performance artist who, along with his main producer, Max Tannone and his onstage entourage, the Champagne Club, seek to transform the world every single time they hit the stage. Real beats, real rapping, real champagne, real realness.


    Chanda Hopkins

    City: Philadelphia, PA
    Presentation: The Messengers

    Chanda Hopkins futuristic interpretations of culturally iconic figures are a result of both her emotional experience and identification with that icon during that time of her life.

    Damali Abrams is a New York City-based artist. She received her BA at New York University and her MFA at Vermont College of Fine Arts. Damali was a 2009-10 A.I.R. Gallery Fellowship recipient. Her work has been shown in New York, New Jersey, Philadelphia, Memphis, New Orleans, Denver, and Miami.


    Daniel Pinheiro

    City: Porto
    Presentation: Analogic Drowning

    Born in Venezuela, between 2007 and 2013 participated in different programs developing his skills in the fields of Video Editing, Media Art, Performance Art and Networked Performance.

    Desiree D’Alessandro is an artist who has participated in the Re/Mixed Media Festival since 2010. Her recent remix efforts resonate with her interests in female identity, sports politics, and sites of resistance.

    Diane Mitchell, Marko Gosar, Thomas Uribem, and Gry Kivle are the artists presenting Temperament of Space, addressing our relationship to space in one’s mind to hold thoughts in the midst of distraction.


    Dom Barra

    City: Naples
    Presentation: I vs. I | RMX

    The perpetuating creative dialectic of D. Barra results in a constant research for innovative artistic results in matters of subjects and the ways that they can be depicted.


    Eduardo Navas

    City: Los Angeles/East Stroudsburg PA
    Presentation: Anachronistic DJ set

    Eduardo Navas is the author of Remix Theory: The Aesthetics of Sampling. He is co-editor of the forth-coming Routledge Companion to Remix Studies.

    Edward Pelkey considers himself a Cubist painter, although his style is anything but. He is interested in the process of painting and the interaction between materials.


    Erin Barra

    City: New York, NY

    Erin Barra, alongside Santigold and Tokimonsta, is part of a growing sisterhood of boundary-breaking electronic musicians who are multi-talented, entrepreneurial, and committed to paying it forward to the next generation.


    Faith Holland

    City: Providence, NYC
    Presentation: VVVVVV

    Faith Holland is an artist and curator living between Providence and New York. She is currently working on gender and sexuality’s relationship to the Internet through videos, GIFs, web-based projects and a few IRL objects.


    Heinrich von Kleist

    City: Weimar, Thuringia
    Presentation: Traum

    According to the Encyclopædia Britannica Eleventh Edition, “Kleist’s whole life was filled by a restless striving after ideal and illusory happiness, and this is largely reflected in his work. He was by far the most important North German dramatist of the Romantic movement.”

    A poet, emcee, singer, photographer and educator, Farbeon has graced stages & classrooms across the US and abroad, from the streets of Spanish Harlem to the halls of Georgetown University to the former USSR air-force hangers of Hip-Hop KEMP in the Czech Republic.

    Joanna Hynes is a senior at the University of Tampa studying both writing and communication, with a concentration in screenwriting.


    Josephine Holtzman

    City: Brooklyn, NY
    Presentation: Our Weather

    Josephine Holtzman is media producer with a focus on audio documentary and interactive Soundwalks.


    Julie Meitz

    City: Lyon, France
    Presentation: Interscreech 2013!

    Julie Meitz is an American living and working in France. Her videos and installations have shown internationally and she has VJed with artists such as Model 500 (Juan Atkins), Aux88, David Carretta, Vitalic, Funk Off, The Hacker, Qbert, D’Jamency, and DJ Alor.


    Katie Cercone

    City: Brooklyn, NY
    Presentation: iM SHiNY HOE!

    Katie has shown her performative video sculpture and collaborative work throughout the United States and abroad including at the Brooklyn Museum, Bronx Museum, DODGEgallery, C24 Gallery, Kunsthalle Galapagos and Momenta Art.


    Kiersten Nash

    City: Harlem, NY
    Presentation: Skool’d

    Kiersten integrates cultural theory with her experimental prowess as an artist and training as a former athlete to navigate the nuances of everyday attuned to [in]visible infrastructures that construct perceived, conceived, and lived realities.


    King Lou Fernandez

    City: New York, NY

    Since 2009, King Lou Fernandez has been searching the darkest, grossest & dumbest corners of the internet to find intriguing posts and then sharing them with the world via his podcast, Lou Reads the Internet for YOU!


    Marc Lafia

    City: Brooklyn, NY
    Presentation: Cinema Engine

    New York based artist Marc Lafia has been included in Net Condition and Future Cinema at ZKM, Germany. His one-person exhibition, Eternal Sunshine, 2012 was organized by the Minsheng Museum of Art.


    Mario Santamaria

    City: Belfast, Northern Ireland
    Presentation: Collage City

    Mario Santamaria works as an artist and cultural programmer with appropriationist tendency practices. Cofounder of the Working Group Ex Film, director of Experimental Creation Cycle Fycam (Dublin). Since 2009 their practices are close to net art, online action and expanded cinema.


    Marit Sirgmets

    City: Tallinn/Vilnius/New York

    Marit Sirgmets started focusing on theater during her high school years, when she formed Noorte Teatritehas (Youth Theater Factory, YTF) with a group of theater enthusiasts. Marit directed there two pieces Just Catch Me (2008) and Love Lessens Woman’s Delicacy and Increases Man’s (2009).

    Mercy Drive Inc. is a collective of six artists and scholars working with memories, trauma, and affects embedded in our experience of family, immigration, school, health institutions, church, and police.

    Michel Ducerveau is a European contemporary artist who works in video, painting, drawing, performance, photography and installation.

    Morehshin Allahyari is a new media artist and an art activist. Her creative and research interest encompasses experimental 3D animation, digital filmmaking, installation, performance and extensive activity as a cultural curator.


    Owen Herterich

    City: New York, NY
    Presentation: Too See & Hear

    Owen Herterich is a designer and developer from Texas currently pursuing an MFA in Design & Technology at Parsons the New School for Design.

    DJ Spooky aka Paul D. Miller is the executive editor of ORIGIN Magazine and is a composer, multimedia artist, editor and author. He’s produced and composed work for Yoko Ono, Thurston Moore, and scores of artists and award-winning films.


    R. Sikoryak

    City: New York, NY
    Presentation: Carousel

    R. Sikoryak is the author of Masterpiece Comics (Drawn & Quarterly), “Where Classics and Cartoons Collide.” Sikoryak teaches in the illustration department at Parsons The New School for Design and at the Center for Cartoon Studies.


    ReVerse Bullets

    City: Berlin/NYC
    Presentation: Dreampop Dysphoria

    Through a collision of industrial noise cum funk and psychedelic electronica synths, ReVerse Bullets project audiovisual “anti-propaganda” and noise- collage molotovs like an amalgam of Stan Brakhage cum Sonic Youth and Sergei Eisenstein cum Massive Attack.

    Sandra Araújo is a visual artist that spent endless hours shooting at monsters and strolling through mazes. So, it only felt natural for her to evolve through an experimental and explorative process of the visual culture of video games and popular gif files in her animations.


    Steve Gadlin

    City: Chicago, IL
    Presentation: The Big Lebowski 2

    Steve Gadlin is a web developer, writer and comedian living in Chicago, Illinois. Founder of Blewt! Productions, Steve helped launch the popular stage shows Don’t Spit the Water, Impress These Apes, and The Nairobi Project.


    Tal S. Shamir

    City: New York, NY
    Presentation: The Vermeers

    Tal S. Shamir PhD has experience and achievements in both film/media production and theory. His production experience includes creating and commanding the video team in the Israeli Navy; working as a production coordinator in Hollywood; to directing, video shooting and editing dozens media and films projects.


    Tammy Faye Starlite

    City: New York, NY
    Presentation: Ein Nacht mit Nico

    For her role as Nico, Starlite abandoned her preternaturally godly country star character whose set list has included “Misguided Magdalene,” “God Has Lodged a Tenant in My Uterus,” “Ride The Cotton Pony” and the classic “Did I Shave My Vagina For This?”


    Theatre Group Dzieci

    City: New York, NY
    Presentation: Makbet

    Theatre Group Dzieci (djyeh-chee) is an international experimental theatre ensemble dedicated to a search for the “sacred” through the medium of theatre, aiming to create a theatre that is as equally engaged with personal transformation as it is with public presentation.

    Tzu-An Wu was born in Taipei, Taiwan 1985, and now lives in New York. He tends to to develop the personal vision on the world through filmmaking. The topic he’s currently interested in and inspired by the relation between social narratives, the construction of the selves, and cinema.


    Valeria Sapienza

    City: Rome

    Valeria Sapienza lives and works in Rome, Italy. After a BA in Art History at la Sapienza she followed her passion for the images, becoming an editor. From 2007 she started as assistant editor for several projects, and then from 2008 she edited some short movies that were featured in many festivals.


    Vanja Mervič

    City: Nova Gorica

    Vanja Mervič is an artist who lives and works in Slovenia.


2014 Festival Speakers


    David Shields

    City: Seattle, WA
    Presentation: Reality Hunger

    David Shields is the New York Times bestselling author of fifteen books, including the literary mash-up, Reality Hunger, named one of the best books of 2010 by more than thirty publications.


    Lev Manovich

    City: New York, NY
    Presentation: Keynote speech

    For decades, Dr. Manovich has been considered a thought leader in new media art and theory. He’s best known for his seminal 2001 book, The Language of New Media, which has been called “the most suggestive and broad ranging media history since Marshall McLuhan.”


    Megan Bigelow

    City: New York, NY
    Presentation: RGB: You and Me

    Megan Bigelow is an artist and scholar who works with bodies, texts, objects, concepts, and media from a queer, feminist perspective, approaching art as a relational event between artist, viewer, and the flow of affects.

    In 2011 Milena Szafir received the most important Brazilian Prize – “Sérgio Motta Art and Technology Award” – by the body of her work, performed during the last ten years, as an emerging artist in a collective career.


    Patrick Rosal

    City: Philadelphia, PA

    Poet, essayist, and sound artist, Patrick Rosal, is the author of three books, most recently Boneshepherds, which was named a notable book by the National Book Critics Circle and the Academy of American Poets.


    Stephen Pitalo

    City: Brooklyn, NY

    Stephen Pitalo won a Toyota 4×4 on VH1’s “Name That Video” game show in 2001, which started him down the path to becoming the world’s leading music video historian.


    The LAMP

    City: New York, NY

    The LAMP’s mission is to educate and equip people to shape the media landscape by providing hands-on learning opportunities, and focuses on at-risk and underserved populations that do not typically have media programming.