I had the amazing pleasure of spending some time with musician Xenia Rubinos at Toñita's in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. We chatted about musical inspirations, her song Mexican Chef, we failed at playing pool, and learned about Orquesta Aragón in Cuba. Don't miss out on her latest album, Black Terry Cat !
RNC + DNC 2016
Back at the Allied Media Conference 2016 w/ over 2000 activists, technologists and organizers from around the country.
Calling all filmmakers, storytellers, visual artists, media educators, youth media makers and folks that are using film, video and new media in their organizing work - we need you!
At the 2016 Allied Media Conference in Detroit the Filmmaking & Beyond Track will be delving into hands on media making, visual storytelling, strategy building and understanding the critical role of visual media in our lives.
How can we use our media as tools for education, community building and organizing?
Had an amazing run of 3 sold out shows in New Orleans at the Contemporary Arts Center!! Orchestra, vocalists and a special appearance by Sunni Patterson were incredible. Huge thanks to Junebug productions for making the performance possible!
Featuring Streetwise and Safe, Janisha Gabriel and Jamal Lewis.
We just returned from an amazing week in Detroit with over 2000+ artists, organizers and activists from around the country.
SIGNIFIED coordinated the Filmmaking & Beyond track with 12 hands-on workshops, screenings, and panel discussions. A huge thank you to all of our workshop facilitators and the amazing energy they brought to each and every session.
"Ab Uno Pluribus presents new exploratory experiences in the audio-visual realm. The April session of this monthly audio-visual event will present electro-acoustic live music by DAN GITLIN [12 string Chapman Stick + iPad synths], MICHAEL DUREK [theremin], DAVE KOENIG [electronics] and live visuals by ANNA BARSAN."
A Soundtrack '63 live music and visual performance for The Brooklyn Museum.
CultureHub and La Mama Galleria organized an amazing festival this year. I had the pleasure of curating "The Invisible View" and the "Surveillance Salon" featuring artists and projects examining the impact of surveillance technologies on identity and social control.
Check out more pictures from the festival here: 2014 REFEST photos
We had a great time in Boston with Radical Queer Futures. Thanks to organizers Anum Awan and Nabeela Vega!
Facilitated a two-day workshop for media activists, produced by ZananTV and NGO Training Center.
Performance & Fundraiser for Jay's House
Featuring performances by ExHOTic Other and Sister Selva of Brown Girls Burlesque, Adaku Utah, and hosts Lauren Whitehead and Topher Gross.
Special thanks to Alexis Heller and shout out to Jay Toole and all the folks volunteering for Jay's House.
Thanks to Brian McCormick for featuring our work at Gay City News!
“It’s important to our work to deconstruct our privilege, to look at how power is connected to our queerness and to media,” said Barsan. “Our privilege plays into everything we do.”
Levandov emphasized, “We also need to be able to ask other questions, to know that our solidarity can exist beyond our sexuality.”
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Featured Panelist: Rutger's University | April 8, 2014
The Institute for Women’s Leadership (IWL) Consortium and the School of Communication & Information are collaborating on the new Women, Media & Tech Initiative to examine the ways media, including information technology and digital media, are reshaping culture and power relations in the world. The initiative features a series of programs, events and educational opportunities to examine the relationships of media technologies to democracy, social change, gender/racial equality, and public policy.
A big thanks to Simone N. Sneed for featuring our work at Signified.
"From the intersection of art and technology, education and social justice, our work aims to develop media strategies for transforming local communities through technology access, common ownership, and hands-on participation. We believe that in providing the technological and artistic tools to locate oneself in the world, to see oneself as piece of a larger whole, as part of a community or even a social movement, transforms the understanding of ones existence."
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