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2023 Artists


The Artists

Light, Sound & Movement

Our team of artists come from across North Carolina from Asheville, to Winston Salem to Wilmington, NC. They will create a multi-sensory experience that uses the mediums of light, sound and movement to explore our relationships with our aquatic ecosystems.
Janice Lancaster

Dance / Movement
Janice Lancaster is a dancer, choreographer, educator and advocate. Her projects are a nexus for collaboration, research, and the generation of work that expands how and where dance is shared. She is inspired by dance’s power to both commune with the unknown and serve as a cultural artifact revealing performative perceptual modes. She has received commissions through Hubbard St. 2, VIA Dance Collaborative, the Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center, Bard Music Festival, Bessie Schönberg Choreographer’s Residency on the Yard, Robert Wilson’s Watermill Center, Moog Music, and The Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art.

Kimathi Moore

Kimathi Moore (Kima) was born in Paris, France in the 14th Arrondissement (District) to a family of writers and teachers. Although Kima went to music school for a rather small period in his life, his inclination to understand music and experiment with sound, texture remained constant. Later on, Kima ended up learning percussion professionally and has since returned to his primary love; electronics, computer technology, field recordings and found sound manipulation.

Gene A. Felice II

Light / Projection
Gene A. Felice II is an assistant professor in Digital Art within the department of Art and Art History at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. He bridges his creative practice across art, science, education and design, developing a sustainable network of innovation, living systems, and emerging technologies. His hybrid practice grows at the intersection of nature and technology, developing coactive systems as arts science research/ His work has been featured nationally at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, internationally at Sussex University in the UK, at ISEA Hong Kong, and a 2018 American Arts Incubator/State Dept. funded exchange artist based in Alexandria Egypt.

Jeremy Roberts

Light / Projection
Jeremy Roberts Jeremy Roberts is a digital arts instructor at University of North Carolina Wilmington and at the University of South Alabama. A digital media specialist with experience in interactive live media and 2D/3D animation. He bases his research on time-based projects that concentrate on storytelling through hybrid reality environments and new technology including creative coding. His works in hybrid reality studies have been featured nationally at sound and rhetoric writing seminars in Nashville and Raleigh and recently his animated visuals have been featured internationally at the Harpa in Reykjavík, Iceland for the Winter Lights Festival with his work with the Swedish artist team N.A.V.A. 

Nancy Carson
Nancy PODRASKY Carson

Dance / Movement
Nancy Podrasky Carson is an educator, choreographer, and dancer who has taught, created work, and performed with professional and non-profit companies, universities, and community groups throughout the United States. Since 1998, Nancy has been teaching Dance Appreciation, Modern Dance, Ballet, and Movement Exploration at The University of North Carolina Wilmington where she recently designed a new Dance Minor for The Theatre Department which will begin in the fall of 2022. photo by Zoe Litaker

Grant Stewart

I try to reflect some fo the beauty and the terror of the world in the music I make.

Stefani BYRD

Light / Projection
Stefani Byrd’s artistic practice confronts and undermines imbalanced power structures by turning the tables on traditional social relationships. Incorporating projection, sound, and interactive technologies, her work addresses issues such as digital feminism, gun violence, and barriers to empathy in a digitally networked society. Their work has been exhibited at places such as the CICA Museum (South Korea), SONIC MATTER Festival (Zurich), MOCA San Diego (San Diego), A.I.R. Gallery (Brooklyn), and Aggregate Space Gallery (Oakland). Byrd’s work is held in the permanent collections of MOCA Georgia and the Columbus Museum of American Art. She was trained in The Abramovic Method of Performance by Marina Abramovic and is certified in Pauline Oliveros’ method of Deep Listening through Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. They hold a MFA in Visual Art from the University of California San Diego and are currently Assistant Professor in Experimental Media in the Film Studies Department at the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

Judebird Dennis

Light / Projection
Judebird Dennis is currently an undergraduate student at UNCW whose experimental, essayistic documentaries work to capture life and society through her eyes. As a sound artist, her approach to filmmaking is audio first, allowing the score to guide the creation of the film’s visual elements, subverting the image centric method of conventional filmmaking. Her first film Introducing Yoko Ono And Her Husband, John Lennon was screened at the State of the Art event at Cameron Art Museum in 2022.

Grant Stewart

Jack Deal is an experimental filmmaker and installation artist based in Wilmington NC, and he frequents the city’s underground art scene as both an observer and participator. In 2023, Jack was invited to work as the projection artist for UNCW’s theatrical production of Bram Stoker’s Dracula. He is currently enrolled as a full-time graduate student in UNCW’s MFA filmmaker program. In 2021 he received his Bachelor’s in Fine Art from the same university.

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