Latham Zearfoss works in Chicago, where they produce time-based images, objects and experiences about selfhood and otherness. Outside of the studio, they contribute to collective motions toward joy and reflection through social projects such as a queer dance party (Chances Dances), a critical space for white allyship (Make Yourself Useful), and an itinerant conference on socially-engaged art (Open Engagement). Latham graduated from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago with a BFA in 2008 and the University of Illinois at Chicago with an MFA in 2011. They have exhibited their work, screened their videos, and DJed internationally and all over the U.S.
Dena Springer is an filmmaker, animator, and illustrator. She received her BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2016.
Laura Harrison lives and works in Chicago. Her animations focus on marginalized, social outcasts with their own sub cultures. These fringe characters provide a focal point for her concerns with diaspora, trans humanism, gender and the loss of touch in an overwhelmingly visual world. Her films have shown at various festivals internationally including The New York Film Festival, Ottowa International Animation Festival, Japan Media Arts Festival, Boston International Film Festival, Florida Film Festival, GLAS, Animafest Zagreb, VOID and Melbourne International Animation Festival. Her work has garnered many prizes, most recently a Guggenheim and Best Animation at Mammoth Lakes Film Festival.
Janaya Greene is a journalist, photographer, and award-winning film writer.
Seith Mann is an award-winning director, writer, and editor.
Elisabeth Hogeman is a visual artist working in video, photography, and collage. Her projects have been supported by the Versailles Foundation, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, and the Arts, Science & Culture Initiative at the University of Chicago, where she currently works as a Part-time Lecturer in Photography.
Frédéric Moffet is a media artist, educator, editor and cultural worker. He lives between Montrealand Chicago. His work explores the slippery territory between history, lived experience and fantasy.
Hannah Simon Kim is a Korean American filmmaker, based in Chicago, IL. Born in Honolulu, Hawaii and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada, Hannah’s work attempts to translate ideas of displacement, memory, and identity while making sense of their own self, past, and settings.
Shayna Connelly’s work explores hauntings, liminality and the boundaries between documentary, experimental and fiction filmmaking.
Benjamin Buxton makes documentary films that explore region and culture through personal contact and humor. He is currently working on an MFA in Documentary Filmmaking from Northwestern University.