Biographical Notes on Issue 5 Contributors
Tiosha Bojórquez Chapela Tiosha Bojórquez Chapela is a worker of the word who has developed a spoken-word delivery-style designed to make walls crumble. Tiosha has also studied the Mexican hip-hop scene and published poetry, chronicles and articles in books and magazines in the U.S, Mexico and Spain. Holding the deep conviction that our world-view has been deliberately turned into alienation by the mass media, Tiosha has spent the last four years as an undercover agent trying to infiltrate the film and TV industries.
Mariana Botey Mariana Botey is a working artist in the media of experimental cinema, video installation and video documentary. She has worked as a curator of various exhibitions and screenings, as an editor, translator, writer and publisher. She is a Ph.D. candidate in the Visual Studies Program at the University of California, Irvine.
Jessica Cannon Jessica Cannon is an artist and teacher whose work explores public
Jason Del Gandio Jason Del Gandio Ph.D., is a self-described global justice activist. He lectures at Temple University (Philadelphia), specializing in rhetoric, critical studies, and the philosophy of communication. Jason is available for talks, workshops, and rhetorical suggestions: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Karla Diaz I stopped protesting, denying, criticizing and editing while writing this essay. I overdosed on words going through the process of recovery after a personal loss. Sometimes, that personal loss can be a forum for knowing our true power to affect change.
Matt Dunnerstick Based in Los Angeles, Matt Dunnerstick is a creator of social gears and a rider of flash Internet mobs. He is currently making a half-fiction/half-documentary film about outlaw cultures (shot throughout South America) and finishing a novel about seductive technologies. He thinks the world is becoming a better place.
Daniel Hernandez Daniel Hernandez collects postcards. His peak postcard collecting period was roughly between 1986 and 1993. Please help him revive this obsession at 6715 Sunset Blvd, 90028. Kindly include a return address.
Jen Hofer Jen Hofer’s recent books are lip wolf, a translation of Laura Solórzano’s lobo de labio (Action Books, 2007), Sin puertas visibles: An Anthology of Contemporary Poetry by Mexican Women (University of Pittsburgh Press and Ediciones Sin Nombre, 2003), and slide rule (subpress, 2002). Her forthcoming books include a translation of two books by Dolores Dorantes, Septiembre and sexoPUROsexoVELOZ (co-publication of Counterpath and Kenning Editions, 2007), The Route, an epistolary and poetic collaboration with Patrick Durgin (Atelos, 2007), and a book-length series of anti-war-manifesto poems titled one (Palm Press, 2008). Jen is a member of the Little Fakers collective which creates and produces Sunset Chronicles, a neighborhood-based serial episodic drama populated entirely by hand-made marionettes inhabiting lost, abandoned and ghost spaces in Los Angeles (www.sunsetchronicles.com), and is happily a founding member of the City of Angels Ladies’ Bicycle Association, also known as The Whirly Girls.
Evan Holloway Evan Holloway lives on the west coast of North America where he pursues an interest in making objects. These objects are presented and exchanged for money within the context of contemporary fine art.This provides his livelihood and also an opportunity to experiment with the role of intentions and perceived meanings as applied to said objects.
Ashley Hunt Ashley Hunt is an artist and activist who uses visual art and writing to engage social movements, modes of learning and public discourse. Among his interests are structures that allow people to accumulate power and those which keep others from getting power, while learning from the ways people come to know, respond to and conceive of themselves within these structures. His primary work of the past eight years has been the Corrections Documentary Project (www.correctionsproject.com), which includes "I Won't
Stacy Kranitz Stacy Kranitz is a very good person. You might not think so, but really, she is.
Tom McKenzie Grappling with antagonism toward contemporary currents in geopolitics spawning aggression abroad, writer,peace activist and labor organizer Tom McKenzie
Lucas Michael Born in the previous century in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Lucas Michael might be the only known grandchild to childless Maria Eva Duarte de Perón. At the tender age of three, Lucas hitchhikes his way to New York City. It takes him fifteen years to get there. He currently lives and works in Los Angeles.
Paige Sarlin Paige Sarlin is a filmmaker and artist who is pursuing a Ph.D. in Modern Culture and Media at Brown University. Her first documentary "The Last Slide Projector" had its world premiere at the Rotterdam International Film Festival in January 2007. Currently, she is researching a film about the history of the filmed interview and she is in the early stages of organizing an omnibus film about the perception and experience of the state in everyday life, tentatively entitled "States of Apprehension."
Christopher Russell Christopher Russell is an Appalachian banjo prodigy. He traveled to Los Angeles where he had a non-speaking role in the direct to DVD sensation, Baywatch: The Movie 3. His adopted Chinese babies, Sissy and Cinnamon, were removed from his custody due to excessive loving. His current projects include waiting for trial and gout.
Stevphen Shukaitis Stevphen Shukaitis a research fellow at the University of London, Queen Mary. He is a member of the editorial collective of Autonomedia and ephemera: theory & politics in organization. For more on his writing and projects see http://stevphen.mahost.org.
The United Victorian Workers Union was an ad-hoc collective of artists, activists and academics that came together in the Winter of 2005 to correct the historical misrepresentations of Troy, New York's Victorian Stroll. The future of the Union is uncertain but we hope to collectively and individually continue to imbue public memory with a more complex understanding of our past, present, and future. (Organized by Bettina Escauriza, Dara Greenwald, Ryan Jenkins. Josh MacPhee, Amy Scarfone, and Marshall Tramell)
Matias Viegner Matias Viegener is a writer who lives in Los Angeles and teaches in Critical Studies and the MFA Writing Program at CalArts. He is one third of the Fallen Fruit collective, and he co-organizes the annual experimental writing conferences at REDCAT.
Christine Wertheim Christine Wertheim is a writer who lives in Los Angeles and teaches at CalArts in Critical Studies and the MFA Writing Program. She is a founder of the Institute for Figuring and co-organizer of the annual experimental writing conferences at REDCAT.
Yes Men Andy Bichlbaum and Mike Bonanno couldn't hold down a job until one day, they found themselves representing the WTO, George W. Bush, Halliburton, Dow Chemical, and the U.S. federal government. Now they're the Yes Men, and they use humor, truth, lunacy and the medium of film to bring attention to the global misdeeds of their unwilling employers.