Curation and Facilitation

Electrofringe 2016-2019 

 

Roles: Artistic Director, Curatorial Facilitator, Technical Direction, Designer

Over two years, I worked on innovating Electrofringe into an organization and networking platform. Electrofringe seeks to foster innovative works and creative practices that use technology in new and exciting ways through this newly implemented year-round program of unique exhibitions and events. Electrofringe focuses on putting artists and their works in the same place simultaneously to encourage artistic exchange, development, and dialogue. At the core of Electrofringe's programming is a dedication to supporting emerging electronic and tech-based artists by presenting work and ideas in medium-sensitive environments and leading the way in nurturing a vital culture of experimental electronic and tech-based art in Australia.

Videographing - EF16 Artwork: Maschinenmensch by NewvoDeco

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Electrolab Meetup 3

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EF17: Exp 1. VR and fabric by M.Mitchell, N.Vitols & K.Normoyle

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Videographing - EF16 Artwork: Maschinenmensch by NewvoDeco

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FuturesBoard (2021)
Role: Organizer & Facilitator

futures2051, a series of maker workshops for upcycling e-waste sourced from objects found at home or a digital file to create artifacts from the future. Supported by CU Boulder’s Environmental Center for an Earth Day program around the year 2051, I co-facilitated the online workshops with media artist Sarah Manning. The central prompts were: what would everyday objects look like in 2051?; what kind of future do we want to contribute to? We found that this style of workshopping has greater potential to be in-person as we could not readily exchange tools and resources.

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VJ Union - Berlin Meeting 2014-2015

Role: Organizer & Facilitator

VJ Union is a global networking platform of multimedia performing artists, for promoting projects, perform, discuss industry standards, educate, and expose works on an International stage. After being involved with VJ Union for several years, I ran 10 events at Panke Culture in Berlin between 2014 and 2015. The series of VJ Union Berlin events were open environments, enabling freeform and participatory action. I acted as a coordinator; organising venue details,  logistics, equipment, communicating with artists, and for most of the editions, I would curate a workshop facilitator or musician headlined the event. On the 14th of January 2015, VJ Union Berlin Meeting was a part of the Transmediale Vorspiel program.

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Touch Designer workshop

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VJ Union Berlin
VJ Union Berlin

Flyer for VJ Union as part of Transmediale Vorspiel

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Demoing software

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Touch Designer workshop

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Ecoemedia Colorado (2022-2023)

Roles: Design researcher, community outreach, systems technician

This project engages residents and visitors in rural Colorado to discuss and express local environmental issues and create spaces where meaning-making and creative representation of scientific data become possible. The first location is Trinidad, Colorado.

Ecomedia encompasses a wide diversity of media; visual art, quantitative and qualitative data, water samples, log notes, photography and videography of the lakes and their contributing watersheds, documentation of restoration efforts, poetry, traditional stories, and more. Participants can contribute to this project by adding an observation, preferably by signing up and contributing to the CitSci project with text and images related to a particular geographical location. 

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Extemporal Meetups (2021-2023)

Role: Organizer & Facilitator

Extemporal meetups are relaxed, spontaneous, and impromptu times for sharing your work, prototyping, and finding collaborators in media arts. This includes electronic art in its various forms, synthesizers, and musical instruments, DIY projects, custom software, and apps, obsolete hardware, and software, showcasing free and open-source tools, and creative media work you are making such as music, crypto art, and NFTs.

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Multimedia Poetry Workshop (2015)

Role: Organizer & Facilitator

A two-day multimedia workshop that brought refugees and local youth together to create a collaborative video. The first day consisted of a "poetry walk" where we let our senses lead the journey, and refrained from pre-conceptions of knowledge of the locations. Since we all have individual constructs of our senses, the walk was designed to encourage us to build a sensory identity in collaboration.

The second day consisted of collaboratively video editing the piece, including the audio soundtrack.


Joy Warringer, Elia Shaban, Abdullahi, Basant Shafik, Samhar

Frozen Sunset video poem (4mins)

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capturing video with mobile devices

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editing the video

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MakerBoard (2020-2021)
Role: Co-facilitator

In 2021, I co-facilitated a hybrid maker space with Brandon Grossman. The maker space was part of a STEM outreach program for youth in foster care in the Denver-Boulder metro area. We facilitated asynchronous activities, online meetups, and a web gallery where the families could upload their creations. We found that these distributed maker activities and meetings on Zoom to connect through stories are modes for attending to new family dynamics and subsequently forming rapid creative relationships between youth and their caretakers.

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Project Pixel 2012

Role: Organizer & Facilitator

Co-facilitator: Rose Staff

Project Pixel was a gathering of multimedia and audiovisual artists  in Estonia with aims to contribute to the local art community, unite international media artists in a physically flexible space, and facilitate networking.

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