RESIDENCY : JULY 5–25, 2021
WORKSHOPS : JULY 13, 14 & 15, 5–6:30 PM
SCREENINGS : FRIDAY JULY 16, 5–6:30 PM
EXHIBITION : FRIDAY JULY 23, 4–8 PM
Aaron Ray (Los Angeles, USA)
Performing Arts, Music, Percussion, Sound Design
Aaron, artistically known as AaronRays or simply ‘raays’ is a California native, born in San Francisco. He discovered drums and rhythm at the age of 4, idolizing an older brother who played. He studied jazz all throughout Highschool, and continued to study drums and piano on a merit based scholarship to the Los Angeles College of Music in 2007. For the last decade plus, he’s been moving deeper into experimental sounds, ambient and beat driven music, always trying to push the boundaries of what it means to be an electronic music composer and performer. He has developed what he describes as his ‘spaceship’ – a kind of bouquet of electronic instruments including a modular synthesizer and a drum controller which he performs regularly with. His latest project is a 23 minute visual mixtape comprised of improvisations and parts of live shows. Curiosity and improvisation continue to drive him, wanting to travel deeper inside himself and technique, to see what comes out.
Hollis Moore (Albuquerque, USA)
Art, Landscape Architecture, and Education
Hollis Moore is an artist and landscape designer living in Albuquerque, NM, within the historic floodplains of Middle Rio Grande and on ancestral, unceded land of Pueblo tribes in the Tiwa territory. Her practice explores the hidden stories of water that are woven into everyday lives of people, plants, animals, and microbes in the vernacular landscape. She sees both art and design as a practice in taking care of a planet that unquestionably cares for us. Her recent projects engage with local communities and their watershed restoration, ecological education, and environmental justice efforts along the Rio Grande, Danda River in Siddharthanagar, Nepal and the Colorado River Delta in Sonora and Baja, Mexico. Moore is currently pursuing a Masters in Landscape Architecture at the University of New Mexico, where she additionally earned her MFA in Art & Ecology and Printmaking. Moore is co-founder and artist of Submergence Collective, alongside Kaitlin Bryson, Mariko Oyama Thomas, and Rachel Zollinger. She has participated in residencies at Women’s Studio Workshop, Land Arts of the American West, LEAP at the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument, and Signal Fire Arts. Her work has been exhibited at 516 Arts, Harwood Art Center, Open Space Visitor Center Gallery, University of New Mexico Art Museum, Small Engine Gallery, SITE Lab, and Santa Fe Art Institute.
Michelle Lee Delgado (Philadelphia, USA)
Visual arts, Sculpture, Natural and Social sciences
Michelle Lee Delgado (legally known as Michelle Lee Wallace b. 1990, Normal, IL) is an artist living and working in Philadelphia, PA. She studied art and environmental studies at Illinois State University and was a recipient of the Ellen Battell Stoeckel Fellowship for the Yale Summer School of Art and Music in 2012. Her work focuses on mental wellness, transnational identity, and landscapes. In 2015 she was published in Capricious Magazine and in 2016 her work, “I MADE A FRIEND TODAY” was attained by the collection of Milner Library at Illinois State University. In 2017 she received the NALAC Transnational Cultural Remittance Travel Award, and in March of 2019, she curated her first exhibition at High Tide Gallery in Philadelphia. She is a co-organizer for the Creative Resilience Collective, a member of the Philadelphia Millennial Advisory Committee, a Philly Naturalist, and on the board of Wissahickon Restoration Volunteers.
Minelli Eustacio-Costa (Los Angeles, USA)
Yoga and Meditation
Minelli Eustacio-Costa is a 200hr and Accessible Yoga certified instructor and discovered her love for the ancient practice of combining cannabis and mindful yoga in 2012. She guides accessible cannabis-infused yoga classes with an emphasis on self observation and non-judgement. Minelli creates space to experience the ways plant medicine supports mindfulness practices, acting as a guide to our most authentic self. Minelli has been awarded a Cosmic Sister’s Women of The Psychedelic Renaissance grant to present at Spirit Plant Medicine Conference 2020. (@CosmicSister)
Rachel Zollinger (Albuquerque, USA)
Art and Education
Rachel Zollinger is an interdisciplinary artist-educator-scholar. Her place-based practice explores the complex dimensions of human and more than human ecologies amid land use, climate change, and cultural perceptions. She is one part of Submergence Collective alongside Hollis Moore, Kaitlin Bryson, and Mariko Oyama Thomas. She is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Art and Visual Cultural Education at the University of Arizona in Tucson, AZ. Her research areas include informal learning sites for children’s science and art education, and the intersection of environmental education with art culture and science practices.