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fan fiction about heaven or hell
September 10 7:00 pm
a screening of video works by Hazel Katz, Jack Coventry, Stanton Cornish-Ward, Theo Cuthand, Trent Crawford, Wren Gardiner, and more : – )
Stanton Cornish-Ward is an artist and filmmaker based in Naarm (Melbourne). Her work explores the nuances of memory, intergenerational trauma, and the human impact of advancing technologies. Recent exhibitions include Palazzo San Giuseppe (ITA), Discorda Gallery (AUS), and Gertrude Contemporary (AUS) & Do Not Research (USA). She is the co-founder and director of Hiball, a female led film production firm specializing in moving image for the digital age. Her films have been selected for numerous international festivals in Aotearoa (New Zealand), Australia, Bulgaria, Canada, Denmark,
France, Italy, Ireland, Germany, Hong Kong, The Netherlands, Romania, Spain, Mexico, U.K, and U.S.A. (IG: @stntn)
Jack Coventry (b.1996) is a visual artist who works primarily with video, focusing on the language surrounding contemporary technological landscapes. Drawing on several conceptual frameworks including the psychological, the cinematic, and the sublime. His work is characterized by its poetic narratives and sonic interventions, which contextualize images, sounds, and texts that are both generated and recorded. (IG: @s1keeeeeeee)
Trent Crawford is an artist based in Naarm (Melbourne) whose work explores the impact images and image-based technology have collective on notions of truth, belief, and agency. He completed a BFA (Honours) from the Victorian College of the Arts in 2017 and was awarded the Keith and Elisabeth Murdoch Travelling fellowship and the John and Mary Kerley Studio Research Travelling Scholarship. Most recently, Trent was the recipient of the Samstag Scholarship, which enabled him to undertake the Maumaus Independent Study Program in Lisbon. His work has been exhibited nationally and
internationally across institutions and galleries such as 4649, Tokyo; Palazzo San Giuseppe, Italy; Ace Open, Adelaide; Myojuji Sarue, Tokyo; Hobiennale, Hobart; Metro Arts, Brisbane and Auto Studio, Beijing. (IG: @inte_n_t)
Theo Cuthand (b. 1978 Regina SK) makes videos, films, and performance art, about sexuality, madness, Queer identity, love, and Indigeneity, which have screened in festivals and galleries internationally. He completed his BFA majoring in Film/Video at ECUAD in 2005, and his MA in Media Production at Toronto Metropolitan University in He is a Whitney Biennial 2019 artist. He is Plains Cree/Scots, a member of Little Pine First Nation, and resides in Toronto, Canada. (IG: @cabbagetownstomper)
Wren Gardiner is a Los Angeles based artist. Their work is a combo of performance art, writing, video art, and installation. In it, they recontextualize the confessional-style video characteristic of reality television through long-form video monologue performances. Recent exhibitions and screenings include By the Sweat of My Browser, shown at UCSD Visual Arts Main Gallery in San Diego, CA (2023); Last Straw, screened at Tin Flats in Los Angeles, CA (2022); Dramas de Otro Mundo, screened online through UV Estudios por Colección de Fortabat in Buenos Aires, Argentina (2020). Wren holds an MFA in Visual Arts at the University of California San Diego (2023). (IG: @earthtowren)
Hazel Katz is a Los Angeles-based video artist and filmmaker. Her 2023 short narrative film, SYDNEY & KIM, will premiere this winter and her feature length documentary FLORIDA WATER is now distributed by Collective Eye Films. Hazel’s work has been supported by ICA San Diego, MOMA PS1, and festivals internationally. She has attended residencies at UnionDocs, Abrons Art Center, and Acre, and she completed an MFA in Visual Art at UC San Diego. (IG: @dripping_hazel)
Charles Michael Lorre is an American film & television director, writer, producer, composer, and actor. Called the “King of Sitcoms”, he has created/co-created and produced sitcoms including Grace Under Fire, Cybill, Dharma & Greg, Two and a Half Men, The Big Bang Theory, Mike & Molly, Mom, Young Sheldon, The Kominsky Method, Disjointed, Bob Hearts Abishola, B Positive, United States of Al, and How to Be a Bookie. He also served as an executive producer of Roseanne.
Steven Molaro is an American television producer and writer. He has worked on such productions as Freddie, The Class, Complete Savages, Nickelodeon’s All That, The Amanda Show, Drake & Josh, Zoey 101 and iCarly and The WB’s What I Like About You. From 2007 to 2019, he was a producer/writer on the sitcom The Big Bang Theory. Molaro also co-created its prequel spinoff, Young Sheldon, with Chuck Lorre.
Jim Reynolds is known for The Big Bang Theory (2007), The Neighborhood (2018) and Samantha Who? (2007).