About the contributors:
AMBROSE DUPREE (THE ARTIST FORMERLY KNOWN AS AMBER DUPREE)
At this moment in time, Ambrose DuPree is a tiny but mighty Black queer
and genderqueer individual who is from and currently works in Columbus,
OH. They are also fortunate to consider (and want to thank) the many
friends, family, art and community spaces they’ve encountered around
the globe that they call home. They are a filmmaker by trade and an
operations wizard by practice.
Erin Pike is a queer performance artist and writer with a flair for the
feminist, political, and absurd. She is a Simon Rockower Award winner.
HOLLY M. CRAWFORD
Holly M. Crawford is an artist, educator, and lycanthrope living and
working in Los Angeles. Holly works predominantly in collage and uses
found imagery and paper to explore play, magic, and identity. Holly has
exhibited at leiminspace in Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Municipal Art
Gallery, The Main Museum, The Nomadic Werewolf Museum, and the
Maryland Institute College of Art.
Judit Kis is a an emerging artist based in Budapest and Berlin. She
received her MA Intermedia Art degree in 2015 at the Hungarian
University of Fine Arts, where she also graduated from Fine Art Theory
and Curating. She also attended Chelsea College of Art and Design and
participated in short residencies and workshops internationally.
In 2016 she had a solo show ‘I Have Never Happened’ at Topic in
Geneva and her works have exhibited in art galleries and institutions
in London, Berlin, Stuttgart, Aarhus and Tallinn. Her works explore
the possibilities of integrating her continuously constructed identity
into society and documenting the stretching of her boundaries when
presented with existential problems or emotionally difficult situations.
Her videos are illustrations of her writings, thoughts and personal
improvement. Her practice is not only a self-healing process, but it
also allows the audience to discover familiar patterns within their own
life experiences concerning human relations and love affairs.
Peter Kalisch is a visual/performance artist based in Los Angeles,
CA. His work attempts to point light to the postmodern condition of
disconnection from shared values, lived intimacy, human connection,
and our physical bodies. His relationship to performance as a medium
comes from the cathartic nature of reconnecting with his physical
vulnerability after a lifetime of upbringing in a first-world capitalist
environment. His work is an attempt at self-awareness and criticality,
an encouragement to others to remove themselves from the pattern
of self-victimization which is so apparent in our society. He promotes
authenticity, vulnerability, honesty and freedom, with an often political
and philosophical edge.
RACHEL ELIZABETH JONES
Rachel Elizabeth Jones is a writer and artist currently based in
Vermont. As a writer, she has contributed to publications including
Hyperallergic, The New Inquiry, and the Los Angeles Review of Books.
As an artist, she works to create experience and exchange through
objects, with an inclination towards practices of gleaning, physical and
spiritual reclamation, and concepts of apocalypse. She is also a co-organizer
with nomadic curatorial initiative Overnight Projects.
Savio Debernardis is a multimedia artist and film director currently
living and working in Berlin. His work in essay, video-art, performance
and film, has been shown in institutions and festivals in Europe and
North America. He holds degrees in Art History and Archeology from
the University of Sorbonne Paris-IV, in Fine Art at the Ecole Nationale
Supérieure des Arts de Paris-Cergy (ENSAPC) and continues in studies
in film direction at the Konrad Wolf University of film in Babelsberg.
Valentin Noujaïm is a young filmmaker/screenwriter living in Paris,
with Lebanese and Egyptian roots. His work mostly includes fiction &
documentary narratives on 8mm, DV or digital media. His movies often
concern misfits in dystopian and fantastic worlds, always linked with
sexuality & race.