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The Museum of Wild and Newfangled Art Online Biennial Call for Submissions at

April 30, 2021 at 6pm to September 22, 2021 at 7pm
International Call for Submissions FREE to submit2021 Museum of Wild and Newfangled Art Online Bienniala selection of international 100 artists will be curated,artists selected receive 70% split of ticket salesall media and all mediums of art made from 2019 to 2021deadline march 2nd 2021this may include interactive, experiences, movement, abstract, play, sound, street, fashion, animations, live performance, photography, illusions, nature, software, videoart,…See More
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The Museum of Wild and Newfangled ArtCall for Submissions | Online Biennial 2021 selection of 100 artists will be curatedartists selected receive 70% split…See More
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The Museum of Wild and Newfangled Art Online Biennial Call for Submissions at

December 15, 2020 at 6pm to March 2, 2021 at 7pm
The Museum of Wild and Newfangled ArtCall for Submissions | Online Biennial 2021 selection of 100 artists will be curatedartists selected receive 70% split of ticket salesall…See More
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Cari Ann Shim Sham* is a wild artist & prestidigitator living between Manhattan & Brooklyn, NY whose main interest is moving bodies, light and technology to move minds. Known for strong surreal images and precise rhythm of the edit, her visual artistry, opens up the viewer's body through emotional sensation, powerful visuals, provocative sound and engaging movement. Her film work has screened at Laemmle Sunset 7, Mann Chinese Theater, the United Nations General Assembly, and over 200 festivals internationally including Cannes, Austin, & Seattle, garnering numerous awards including Best VR from the NYC Indie Film Fest, Best Director from the First Glance Film Festival & Best Short Doc from St. Louis & Oxford Film Festivals for her film SAND, Best Experimental Short from the New Orleans Film Festival for Two Seconds After Laughter, and the World’s Largest Premiere from Record Breakers along with the Vimeo Social Change Award for One Day on Earth, the first documentary film to be shot in every country of the world on the same day.

She is the first video artist to fully redesign the video/sound/set build of Robert Rauschenberg’s “Shiner” for Trisha Brown’s Set & Reset/Reset for NYU Tisch Dance. Her live work and video art has shown at Jacob's Pillow, PS 21, Peak Performances, the Joyce Soho, Dixon Place, Human Resources LA with supporting technical residencies at The Krannert Center, Clarice Smith Art Center, Danspace in NYC, Dance Place, DC and REDCAT. She is a recipient of the Surdna Arts Teachers Fellowship, the Chime's Choreographer Mentorship Exchange and was the first multi-media mentor for the San Francisco ODC Pilot Program. Shim Sham Directed the Topanga Film Festival in 2015, with the theme Technology at Play, to address the quickly growing field of technology that surrounds cinema. For the past 10 years she’s curated dance film for Salamanca Moves in Tasmania, Topanga Film Festival in Los Angeles, the Enroute Dance Film Festival, and guest curated for Dance Films Association in NYC.

Her cinematography can be seen in David Rousseve’s award winning film, Two Seconds After Laughter, Marta Renzi’s short Besties and feature film Her Magnum Opus, The Fez by Roxxanne Shelaby, her own short Chicken Boy, Opera on Tap’s Running for Opera episodes and The NYU Global Institute for Advanced Studies Translucent Borders Project.

This year Shim Sham* is premiering her video artistry at the Skirball in LA for Inflatable Trio by Lionel Popkin. She’s developing video artistry for a piece about Billy Strayhorn by David Roussève and creating an immersive inflatable interactive installation about Orca Whales with Emily Beattie which premieres this fall at the Imagine Fest. She’s also directing a Virtual Reality Episodic Horror Opera project, The Parksville Murders, for Opera on Tap which received a grant from Opera America and in the development stage on a feature dance film, Twit, based on David Roussève’s Stardust which she designed the video art for. She is over the moon delighted to be an Associate Arts Professor of Dance & New Media at NYU TISCH Dance while serving as the Filmmaker/Photographer for the “Translucent Borders,” project of the NYU Global Institute for Advanced Study directed by Andy Teirstein.
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At 10:31pm on January 25, 2010, Ellen Bromberg said…
Hi Cari Ann! Great to see your work. Are you still in LA? Ellen
At 6:23pm on January 25, 2010, anne-laure said…
Ah a bit far away, in Uk near London. Well who knows if you pass by let me know. Good stuff.
At 5:40pm on January 25, 2010, anne-laure said…
I ve very much enjoyed Powder, visually stunning. If you were not leaving so far away I would ask you to do internship with you. I like how some of your films are so visually flawless and the movements of dancer just measure enough.
At 2:54am on January 25, 2010, Maria Gillespie said…
Likewise!!! Glad to see you here and be able to watch your super powers again and again!!
At 2:25am on January 25, 2010, Maria Gillespie said…
Beauty! Super star! You are my inspiration.

Cari Ann Shim Sham*'s Blog

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This is the Final Call, all submissions are due by 11:59pm May 1, 2014.

The Dance Film Showcase, now in its fifth year at TFF, strives to present the highest quality of visually engaging, sensory stimulating, movement driven short film work.


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