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Infrequency

Interactive Installation
July 2016, The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington DC


Infrequency (2016) is an interactive sound art installation that encourages people to add their own voices to the work and to give voice to issues that affect society today. Viewers/listeners are invited to speak into the microphone in front of the screen displaying many of the injustices in today's world; the louder they speak truth to power and name these injustices into the mic, the more they uncover the underlying work being done by activists, concerned citizens, and those who are working to make the world a better, more peaceful place. A collaboration sound artist Michael Austin and Mona Kasra.

Selected piece for Sculpting Sound 2016 - SOUND SCENE - AN ANNUAL INTERACTIVE AUDIO INSTALLATION.

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[ I ] n q u i r y

Digital Media Design
April 2016, Caplin Theater, Charlottesville VA


[ I ] n q u i r y – inspired by 21st century perceptions, constructions and manifestations of Self within online and physical spaces. A multidisciplinary collaboration between Choreographer Kim Brook Mata, Digital Media Designer Mona Kasra, Composer Kristina Warren, and Costume Designer Debra Otte (Montclair State University), this mixed-media performance integrates dance and media to explore notions of identity, self-representation, and self-presentation in our hyper-mediated networked existence.

This piece was made possible through the support of an Arts Enhancement grant and the Arts Endowment through the Office of the Provost and Vice Provost of the Arts.

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The Arctic Circle (and a recipe for Swedish pancakes)

Projection Mapping Design
March 2016, Caplin Theater, Charlottesville VA

This critically acclaimed, sharp and witty Brechtian comedy takes audience members through time and space, and even to Sweden, as a young woman reexamines past relationships to find the source of her marital troubles. Unable to find what she is looking for, she must instead search inside of herself for clear answers. Playwright Samantha Macher, Directed by Doug Grissom Helms.
Photo Credit: Rachel Rauscher

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It’s Misogyny That Is Humiliating – Selfie Rally #3

Gif Animation, 2013

In April of 2013, in protest against a judge's order that sentenced an Iranian/kurdish male convict to parade through the city in women's clothing, hundreds of men rallied across social media website, posting pictures of themselves dressed as traditional Kurdish women. This viral selfie rally supported gender equality and condemned the misogynistic mindset that the utmost level of humiliation for a man is to be like a woman.

(wo)manorial Collective, Online Platform, 2014

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#MAM52513

" March Against Monsanto May 25, 2013)
Video. 28 min, 2013

On May 25, 2013, thousands of protestors and activists from around the world took to the streets in protests against Monsanto's corporate politics and GMO's harm to the environment and health. Simultaneous to the activities on the ground, a multitude of digital images, captured and uploaded to various social media websites by protestors themselves, brought into being a parallel rally against Monsanto online. While the street rallies received little coverage from major media outlets, especially here in the U.S., these images made the global event almost immediately, and eternally, viewable and archived on the Web.

By incorporating hundreds of online photographs of the May 25th March Against Monsanto, #MAM52513 brings attention to the new era for political campaigning via digital networked technologies that allows activists to join forces via citizen photography and online networks, irrespective of their physical or political limitations of geography, time zones, race, or social status. #MAM52513 aspires to both emphasize on the wholeness and totality of March Against Monsanto's message, and to highlight the diverse identities involved and the multitude of campaign approaches practiced.

Liliana Bloch Gallery, Dallas, 2013

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You’ll Forget Everything, Soon

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"You'll Forget Everything, Soon" is a video created for Dallas Videofest 2012 Expanded Cinema, an exhibition of new video art works, each of which completely wrapped the exterior of the Omni Hotel, Dallas, with audio simulcast on public radio KXT 91.7 FM. The video is about physical and emotional distance. It alludes to the obscurity of human communication, and the curious relation between presence and absence. It explores the state of being and simultaneously not-being, and is occupied with the thoughts of two people who are close, yet far away from one another.

Dallas TX, 2012

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(W)hole

Video Installation for Live Performance

Video Installation for “(W)hole by DWZ Collective, written and curated by Thomas Riccio. Multimedia Performance Production. Dallas, TX, 2013
http://www.deadwhitezombies.com/

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‘FINALE’

digital photographs
‘Bedroom Series’

FINALE, Collage Ensemble Collective's final event, a collaboration between the wulf and five artists, who were part of Collage's 28 year history. (L-R) "I Didn't Know I Lost You There"
"Nothing Has Ever Been The Same"
"I Did Cry, But Three Years Later"

Inglewood Main Library, Inglewood CA, 2012

 

call it a game

”call it a game”
video installation

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Flesh World

Video Installation for Live Performance

“Flesh World” a DWZ Collective, written and curated by Thomas Riccio
Video art Performance Production performed in Dallas, TX, 2012
http://www.deadwhitezombies.com/