Saturday, December 10, 2016
@ Squeaky Wheel
Free and open to the general public
Join us for a free afternoon artist presentation by our Winter Workspace Residents! The Workspace Residency is a jewel of our institution, providing artists with time, space, and support to complete their projects, while collaborating with Buffalo Game Space, Buffalo Lab, and Silo City. We are proud to host Max Bernstein (NYC/Buffalo) and Arisleyda Dilone (NYC) for our Winter residency! Each artist will be presenting on works they’ve completed in the past, and their continuing practice. Each presentation will last approximately 45 minutes.
Max Bernstein. Da Vinci: or the Whale (work-in-progress)
Max Bernstein was born and raised in Buffalo, NY where he received his BA in Media Studies from UB. Bernstein also received an MFA from UC Boulder. In addition, he is an associate of the Wooster Group, media designer for Kaki King, media designer for Michelle Ellsworth, a member of The Flinching Eye Collective, a member of Friends Of The TANK, and drummer and video designer of the band Eupana, Bernstein’s personal works combine elements of cinema, theater, sculpture, performance, and new media, often exploring contemporary notions of representation and phenomenology through experimental narrative and technology. He currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.
Arisleyda Dilone. This Body, Too (work-in-progress)
Arisleyda Dilone makes film work about her life and her family. Born in Santiago de Los de Caballeros, Dominican Republic, she spent her formative years in a hillside village outside of the city of Santiago. At the age of seven she was brought to New York and raised in a suburb of Long Island. She is the first college graduate in her family. She was a 2012 Jerome Foundation-Travel and Study Grant Fellow, a 2014 UnionDocs Collaborative Fellow and a 2015 Queer Art/Mentorship Fellow, in which she completed this short film: Mami y Yo y Mi Gallito/Mom and Me and My Little Rooster. She was awarded a 2015 Astraea Intersex Fund grant to continue her ongoing documentary work around this topic. Arisleyda is a member of Diverse Filmmakers Alliance and Brooklyn Filmmakers Collective.
About the program:
Workspace Residency is a unique artist residency that offers local, regional and national media artists 1-2 week residencies to support projects in film, video, audio, interactive media and emerging technologies in any stage of production. Initiated by Squeaky Wheel Film and Media Art Center in Buffalo, New York, in collaboration with local partners Buffalo Game Space, Buffalo Lab, and Silo City, the residency provides support through equipment, facilities, and technical support for artists experimenting across a range of old and new technologies, such as video, sound, digital platforms, interactivity, virtual reality, and 3D printing. Community outreach and public engagement components include presentation and education activities. The program begins its second round in Winter 2016. Summer 2016 residents included Mary Helena Clark, Carl Elsaesser, Stella Marrs, and Eric Souther. Applications for Summer season will open in early 2017.