Sable Elyse Smith, Brett Story, and Travis Wilkerson with Alexandra Juhasz
Sable Elyse Smith is an interdisciplinary artist, writer, and Assistant Professor of Visual Arts at Columbia University. Her work has been featured at MoMA PS1, the New Museum, The Studio Museum in Harlem, Brooklyn Museum; ICA Philadelphia; and MIT List Visual Arts Centers, among others. She has received awards from Creative Capital, Fine Arts Work Center, the Queens Museum, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation, Rema Hort Mann Foundation, the Franklin Furnace Fund, and Art Matters. Brett Story is a filmmaker and writer based out of Toronto. She is the director of the films The Prison in Twelve Landscapes and The Hottest August, and author of the book Prison Land: Mapping Carceral Power Across Neoliberal America. She is Assistant Professor of Image Arts at Ryerson University and her work has received support from the Sundance Institute and the Guggenheim Foundation. Travis Wilkerson makes films in the tradition of the “third cinema.” His films have screened at scores of venues and festivals worldwide, including Sundance, Toronto, Locarno, Rotterdam, Vienna, Yamagata, FIDMarseille, and the Musée du Louvre. His work with Erin Wilkerson in Creative Agitation was included in the Venice Biennale. His writings on film have appeared in Cineaste, Kino!, and Senses of Cinema. He has taught filmmaking at the University of Colorado, CalArts, Pomona College, and Vassar. He is also the founding Editor of Now: A Journal of Urgent Praxis.