Promo video for DEBRIS jewelry line by Jessie Levandov.
This is a short clip from, Waiting in Urfa, a short documentary featuring the stories of seven Syrian women currently living as refugees in Southern Turkey.
New York Fashion Week, 2016.
Dapper Q Fashion Show at The Brooklyn Museum.
Clothing design by SIR NEW YORK + Jewelry design by DEBRIS
Activists and organizers comment on the importance of independent media for the functioning of a healthy democratic society.
Interview with the amazing and wonderful queer astrologist, Chani Nicholas.
Short segment from a 25 minute interview with Laurie Anderson on her installation HABEAS CORPUS at the Park Avenue Armory in collaboration with Mohammed el Gharani in 2015. Gharani was arrested at fourteen years old and imprisoned in the American detention camp at Guantánmo Bay for seven and a half years.
SIGNIFIED is a web-based documentary series featuring the work of queer artists and activists. Each episode profiles an individual or organization working at the intersections of art and social justice, challenging traditional narratives of gender and sexuality.
SIGNIFIED premiered their first season of interviews with The Guggenheim Lab in Fall 2011 and has since expanded internationally, featuring over twenty interviews in Argentina, Colombia, and Cuba. The series is available in both English and Spanish and has been viewed in over 70 countries worldwide.
SIGNIFIED is available for free use as a teaching tool on LGBTQ rights, sexuality, and breaking down the gender binary.
Directed by Anna Barsan & Jessie Levandov.
Anna is the live video performance artist for SOUNDTRACK '63 - a music and visual retrospective of the Civil Rights Movement.
The performance includes a multi-media, 3-channel video installation produced by Elektric Breakfast. The visuals serve as a backdrop for a live music performance by an 18-piece orchestra featuring spirituals, protest songs and popular music throughout the 20th century.
Soundtrack '63 has been performed at the Irondale Theater, The New School, The Brooklyn Museum and the Contemporary Arts Center in New Orleans.
Soundtrack '63 was originally produced by 651 Arts and developed by Creative Director, Chen Lo and Soul Science Lab.
In conjunction with the, AFTER OUR BODIES MEET: FROM RESISTANCE TO POTENTIALITY exhibition at the Leslie-Lohman Museum, Anna Barsan and Jessie Levandov curated an evening of performance and burlesque. Through movement, song, dance, and spoken word, performers questioned dominant narratives of beauty through the lens of race, size, place, and sexuality.
Performers included: ExHOTic Other, Sister Selva, Adaku Utah, and Lauren Whitehead.
All images courtesy of Syd London.