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Yance received a Creative Capital Award to produce Strong Island in 2012. The Creative Capital project had its New York premiere in 2017 at the New Directors/New Films 2017 Festival presented by MoMA and the Film Society of Lincoln Center. In my conversation with Ford, we talked about the film and what role it plays


We spoke to Martha Colburn just before the premiere of her project at MoMA. Alex Teplitzky: Karl May is a German author who wrote adventure novels set in the American Old West. He had never been there, even though he told everyone he had. He’s well known in Germany, but not in the US. How


We spok to Narcissister about her Creative Capital project, Narcissister Organ Player, a film that blends documentary, animation and performance to explore how the loss of the artist’s mother and her family history led to the creation of the masked persona.


We caught up with Heather to learn more about the work, and get a sense of what it was like behind-the-scenes in developing the choreography. Alex: How do you describe visions of beauty? Heather Kravas: visions of beauty is a dance about itself and the compulsive, lopsided, angry, funny, frustrating and redemptive messiness of everything.


We spoke to Jesse to learn more about his project. Alex Teplitzky: So tell me about Group Therapy. Jesse Bonnell: Group Therapy is a live documentary performance that confronts a year-long process of actual group therapy undertaken by my company, Poor Dog Group. Each of our therapy sessions were recorded and transcribed. From the transcription we


We spoke to Jim Findlay before the premiere of his show. Alex Teplitzky: How did you find out about Bruce Haack? Jim Findlay: I found out about him just through combing record store bins for weird ephemera. This was quite a while ago. My brother brought his record into the room when we were working


Community engagement brings politically invested artworks to life. An artist who knows how to successfully reach out to the communities around them and get them invested and involved in a project will see their creative capacity for change multiply. Stephanie Bleyer is an expert in community engagement campaigns and founder of the firm Six Foot


We spoke to Carolina to learn more about the project. Hillary Bonhomme: Can you describe this project? The different forms it has taken and will take? Carolina Caycedo: Be Dammed is a body of work that I’ve been developing since 2012. It looks at how infrastructures of an extractivist nature, such as large-scale dams or mines,


“I came up, like a lot of visual artists, assuming I would be attempting to have the default gallery career that all visual artists try to move towards…”  – Kurt Peschke In the American art world, especially for visual artists,  there is often an idealized career path — graduate with an arts degree, connect with


Alex Teplitzky: Hi Lily! Tell me about yourself and working and living in Alaska. Is it challenging or rewarding? Both? Lily Hope: I’m an Alaskan Native artist of the T’akdeintaan Clan. I’m a Naaxein—Chilkat and Yéil Koowú—Ravenstail weaver and teacher, mother of five, and wife to poet and storyteller, Ishmael Hope. Chilkat robes use modified