Originally from Memphis,Tennessee, Ginny has found Baltimore to be a new home that combines a faster-paced urban environment with some familiar southern flavor. She is a senior fiber major at Maryland Institute College of Art with a concentration in experimental fashion, and often makes work about feminine identity in clothing, influenced by her exposure to ideals of southern femininity. With a background in sculptural work, she sees her work in smart textiles as a way to incorporate sculptural and mechanical structures into her garment and costume work.
Naomi Davidoff grew up in the suburbs of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania but now calls Baltimore her home. Naomi is currently the head costume designer for the Baltimore Rock Opera Society’s Spring show, VALHELLA: The Ragnarøkkoperetta. She has also worked as a weekly after-school craft workshop teacher with The Institute of Visionary Explorers, hosted by the American Visionary Art Museum. For more information, please visit http://cargocollective.
La Noire de in The Human Zoo
Is an assemblage of the black female body in popular culture through the lens of The Hottentot Venus. This performance includes projections of words, sounds, and images of contemporary online mass-distributed images juxtaposed with photos and imagery from the 19th century. (Ada Pinkston)
Ada Pinkston is a multimedia artist, educator, sister, aunt, and daughter. Interactions with people are the pulse that drives the flow of her work. Her art explores the intersection of imagined histories and sociopolitical realities on our bodies using performance, experimental video, and assemblage.
Jacob Whayne Dillow
Jacob Dillow is a recent graduate from MICA who works in a variety of multi-medias with a bases in fibers, performance and costumes. He is interested with themes of consumption, decadence, and cultural decay.
Lurch and Holler
Lurch and Holler is E. Liz Downing and Michael R. Willis. Trying to save the world, they conjust healing vibrations by harmonizing with household appliances. They accompany these vibrations with banjo, guitar and sounds collected from their Baltimore backyards. Lurch and Holler have lately been inspired by the works of Homer, Flannery O’Conner, Edith Piaf and as always, they are moved to echo the grunts and cries of our common pre-human ancestors. The resulting music is Appalachian Psychedelia not so far from Lurch and Holler’s origin in 1985 Mystic Hillbilly Opera.