2017 Mixed Messages Program Announced
Lívia Sá dos Santos Distant Memories of a Coup
This is a participatory multimedia project that builds on the participants’ personal reflections through the usage of postcards, audio interviews and Super 8mm footage, which individually explore different Brazilians’ memories and their feelings about being in exile during a political crisis. This material serves not only as personal statements but also as a collective historical archive.
Marc Fiaux Resounding Interiors
This sound installation is a real-time sonification of room tone into a busy industrial factory. The project aims to open up a new perspective on the physicality of interior spaces by transforming their room tones, or the absence of sound therein.
Inés Vogelfang Migrating Sports
Migrating Sports, An Atlas is an abstract map that showcases how public space, and sports can help build communities amongst immigrant populations. With the help of mini documentaries, layered with augmented reality on a abstract map of New York City, the viewer can take the journey the artist took to find these groups.
Jamal Lewis No Fats, No Femmes
No Fats, No Femmes is an autobiographical performance, interrogating the politics of desire and exploring issues of race, gender, body image, and body positivity in the gay community. Set to Mark Aguhar’s “Litanies To My Heavenly Brown Body, the film asks: Who is worthy of love and who’s not; Which bodies matter and which don’t?
Diego Romero Montiel The Typing Machine
The Typing Machine is an across media project that gathers messages that random people type in an old typewriter in different locations, expressing their love, dreams, hopes, regrets and other feelings and thoughts. It could be defined as “Humans of New York” meets “The Strangers Project” in a 1940’s internet version. The project archives those messages and uses them to create a collage in the form of an experimental narrative web-series as one of the many ways to interpret them.