Natural Life Online Interactive Archive
Saturday, March 12
3:30PM - 4:30PM
Austin Convention Center
531 E 4th St
Natural Life is a three-fold experimental documentary comprised of a 77-minute single-channel video, a gallery installation and an interactive online archive. The piece challenges inequities in the U.S. juvenile justice system by depicting, through documentation and reenactment, the stories of five individuals who were sentenced to life in prison for crimes they committed as youth.
The interactive web-based archive, on which this session will be focusing, enables dynamic access to footage drawn from close to 50 interviews conducted with individuals who were involved with the crime, the arrest and the sentencing of the featured inmates.
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
A practicing documentary maker and video artist for over fifteen years, Even has produced both linear and interactive video work representing the less overt manifestations of complex and sometimes ...Show the rest
A practicing documentary maker and video artist for over fifteen years, Even has produced both linear and interactive video work representing the less overt manifestations of complex and sometimes extreme social/political dynamics in specific locations (e.g. Palestine, Turkey, Spain, the U.S. and Germany, among others). Even’s work has appeared at the Museum of Modern Art, NY, at the Whitney Biennial, the Johannesburg Biennial, as well as in many other galleries,
museums and festivals in the United States, Israel and Europe, including Rotterdam Film Festival, San Francisco Film Festival and The New York Video Festival, Lincoln Center. It has won numerous grants and awards, including Fledgling Distribution Fund, Artadia Awards, Chicago (winner of top award); Golden Gate Awards Certificate of Merit, San Francisco International Film Festival; Best Experimental Film, Syracuse Film Festival; Media Arts Award, The Jerome Foundation; First Prize, L’immagine Leggera Festival, Italy; Individual Artists Program Awards, NYSCA, and many others; and has been purchased for the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art (NY), the Jewish Museum (NY), the Israel Museum (Jerusalem), among others. She has been an invited guest and featured speaker at many conferences and university programs, including the Whitney Museum Seminar series, the Digital Flaherty Seminar, Art Pace annual panel, ACM Multimedia, the Performance Studies International conference (PSI), the Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts conference (SLSA) and others. Even’s work is distributed by Heure Exquise, France, Video Data Bank (VDB), USA, and Groupe Intervention Video (GIV), Canada. Even is an Associate Professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago’s Film, Video, New Media, and Animation department.