TRONG GIA NGUYEN
Trong is a multi-disciplinary artist whose wide array of works examines structures of power in their myriad forms, making attempt to scrutinize the soft foundation upon which contemporary life plays out, often behind the façade of fairness, sincerity, tradition, and civility. He has produced everything from iPhone applications (Metaphysical GPS, with Christopher K. Ho) to installation, film, painting, sculpture, performances, and web-based actions. Trong has exhibited internationally in numerous solo and group exhibitions. He has also curated over 25 exhibitions and written about art for Art:21 and ArtSlant. Trong has received grants and residencies from the Museum of Arts & Design (New York), Artist in Residence in the Everglades, LegalArt Miami, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Bronx Museum of the Arts, and Puffin Foundation. He also serves on the advisory boards of the Fashion in Film Festival and Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts Project Space. DONG is Trong's first foray into making a feature film. www.cameandwent.com/tgn.html
David’s work includes film, photography, art, and interactive media. His video works have been shown in Paris, New York, Berlin, Los Angeles and Miami and in 2012, he directed, wrote, and produced his first short film, The Leaf. He has executive produced and advised six features, including Severed Ways: The Norse Discovery of America (2007) and Restless City (2011), critically acclaimed cult classics, The Toe Tactic (2008), now in the Museum of Modern Art’s permanent collection, Graceland (2012), which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and Mother of George (2013), which premiered at Sundance. He is a board member emeritus of Performa and advisor to the Manuel Alvarez Bravo Foundation among other things. www.eyeofeternity.com/
SARAH L. CHILDRESS
Sarah L. Childress is Visiting Assistant Professor of Cinema Studies at Bowdoin College. Her teaching and research focuses on documentary, avant-garde, and Latin American cinema, and she leads independent studies in documentary production. She has produced two feature films, Música Campesina (2010) and Sticky Wicket (2013), and directed two short films, Flow (2013) and Blue Dragon Mussel Wagon (2013), which use different landscape practices to explore how humans and nature shape one another. She is currently working on a series of short films that look at how place influences lives and memories, and how human experiences make place significant.