The Department of Media Study's PLASMA (Performances, Lectures, And Screenings in Media Art) presents a LIVE and IN-PERSON presentation by Anna Scime, artist and filmmaker (UB MFA Alum) TONIGHT MONDAY FEBRUARY 13th at 6:15pm in the Center for the Arts Room 112.
Anna Scime is an internationally exhibited media artist, who experiments with and explores ecological systems, structures, and exchanges. Her work operates at the intersection of art, technology, storytelling, and science. For the last decade, her main focus has been investigating the ways in which human beings interact with other living beings on this planet by studying the effects of and reactions to ecological crises like accelerated climate change, species extinction, habitat loss, and pollution; as well as how these issues relate to geological, evolutionary and ecological time. Her solo and group screenings and exhibitions include Burchfield Penney Art Center (Buffalo), Berlin International Directors Lounge (Berlin), Centro Cultural Borges (Buenos Aires), FLORA ars+natura (Bogotá), Kuala Lumpur Experimental Film, Video & Music Festival (Kuala Lumpur), PS1 MoMA (NYC), and more. Her documentary work has been broadcast nationally and published throughout the web on Free Speech TV, PhillyCAM, and ArtGrease. She has received awards for her work including fellowships from ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes and The New York State Council of the Arts (NYSCA), The Center for the Moving Image, The Liberace Foundation, The Mark Diamond Research Fund, and The Robert and Carol Morris Fund for Artistic Expression and Performing Arts. She has curated screenings and exhibitions locally and beyond, including video art programs in traveling museum exhibitions, like Introducing Tony Conrad (Cathleen Chaffee, Chief Curator). She studied journalism at Northeastern and graduated summa cum laude with Bachelor’s Degrees in English and in Art from University at Buffalo, where she also received an MFA from the Department of Media Study, and taught courses in media production and analysis. She is Lumiflux Media’s Executive Director, and since 2013 has worked to ensure that the company sustainably stewards a dynamic roster of media productions and co-productions. She was also Squeaky Wheel's Interim Executive Director from late 2015 through 2016, and continues to contribute to the cultural ecosystem in Buffalo through her work with community arts nonprofits, like the Buffalo International Film Festival, where she has curated the Offscreen series of art, music, and performance since 2017 and has served as Executive Director since 2020. For more information about all the facets of Scime's work see: Media Production: www.lumiflux.org; Media Art: www.a--a.org; Community Media: www.buffalofilm.org
As always, PLASMA lectures are free and open to the UB community and the public.
PLASMA is sponsored by the University at Buffalo's Department of Media Study and funding is provided by the Office of the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. The series is taught and organized by Dr. Paige Sarlin, Assistant Professor of Media Study, in collaboration with Sylvie Fortin, UB Art Gallery, Ekrem Serdar, and Squeaky Wheel Film & Media Art Center.
For virtual access to the series, use Zoom Meeting ID: 33 1482 2173 with PASSWORD: PLASMA2023.
Upcoming PLASMA Lectures:
Monday February 20 ELIA VARGAS
Monday February 27 EVERY OCEAN HUGHES
Monday March 6 OLIVER HUSAIN & KERSTIN SCHROEDINGER
Monday March 13 CHRISTINA CORFIELD/LAURA MCGOUGH
Monday March 27 HIBA ALI
Monday April 3 JAYNELLE NIXON
Monday April 10 AKIL FLETCHER
Monday April 17 PLASMA 2023 CINETRACTS SCREENING
Monday April 24 LINDSAY CAPLAN
Monday May 1 PEDRO NEVES MARQUES
Monday May 8 DEREK CURRY & JENNIFER GRADECKI
For more information regarding the series: https://arts-sciences.buffalo.edu/media-study/news-events/plasma.html