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new stop motion project: Hospes

The Saul Zaentz Innovation Fund in Film and Media was founded in 2016 to address under-represented communities in the film, television and XR industries. By providing funding for emerging regional voices and connecting Baltimore creatives to prestigious artists, veteran executives, and successful entrepreneurs in the entertainment industry, our aim is giving voice to those who have been excluded.

Hospes is short experimental puppet stop motion that explores the contemporary American experience of multilayered identities by asking how you stay whole within a society that wants to deconstruct you.


curated by Saisha Grayson, curator of New Media, SAAM

Screening and Panel: Friday, March 6, 7-9pm at the Cinema @Eaton DC

w/ Sobia Ahmad, Brittney Sankofa, Stephanie Williams and Plakookee (Rachel Debuque and Justin Plakas)

Saturday, March 7, 2-7pm at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Watch the landmark feature film Born in Flames and join the director Lizzie Borden and SAAM curators in a post-screening discussion.

Join us for a film festival that highlights women artists working outside the Hollywood game, making their own rules and seeking adventurous audiences for their bold visions. This is a key effort to bring time-based and film artworks and artists to our audiences, and engage with timely issues while amplifying voices beyond those represented in the collection. This year, in recognition of the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage, the Festival asks: How are female-identifying and non-binary filmmakers using their art to imagine the world differently? Cinema @Eaton DC, 1201 K Street NW, WDC, 202.289.7600 SAAM, F st & 8th st NW, WDC, MUSEUM HOURS: 11:30am-7pm


curated by Cheryl Harper

SHOW DATES: January 21 – April 16, 2020

OPENING RECEPTION & new performance by Angela Ellsworth: March 8, 2pm a performance by Caleb Weintraub: March 12, 2020, 12:45pm Stedman Gallery, Rutgers University - Camden Center for the Arts 314 Linden Street, Camden, NJ, 856.225.6350



curated by Laure Drogoul

SHOW DATES: February 20 – March 28, 2020

Merkin Dream opens Thursday, February 20 with a reception beginning at 6pm (free) and closes Saturday, March 28 with a ticketed Fashion Show, doors at 7pm. Maryland Art Place, 218 W Saratoga St, Baltimore, MD, 410.962.8565 GALLERY HOURS, TUES-SAT: 12-4pm


recent past projects

Face Value @the Parlour, Baltimore, MD Unruly Bodies @Stevenson University, Stevenson, MD Where We Have Been @Towson University, Towson, MD Art Night @Washington Project for the Arts/Hickock Cole, WDC The Tenderness Project - THE TENDERNESS PROJECT IS AN EXPERIMENT IN RADICAL EMPATHY CURATED BY ROSS GAY AND SHAYLA LAWSON. written stuff

School 33 Resident Biennial Catalogue, School 33, Baltimore, MD, 2019 essays by George Ciscle and Megan Koeppel

Janet Rems, ...Explores the Question 'What are you?', Fairfax County Times, May 16, 2019

(photo by charlotte geary)

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