TalkAbout: Likes Charge

Melanie Clemmons' Likes Charge
Wed Sep 9, 2020
6:00pm - 7:15pm

Tune in to hear Women & Their Work’s current exhibiting artist, Melanie Clemmons, joined by artists Ciara Elle Bryant and Diana Rojas for a conversation inspired by Clemmons’ exhibition Likes Charge. Topics for the discussion include social media, activism, spirituality, and creating artwork with technology. The conversation and Q&A will be moderated by Gallery Director, Rachel Stuckey, and take place online Wednesday, September 9th at 6pm. Click here to view a recording of the event on our Facebook page.

About the speakers

Based in Dallas, Melanie Clemmons is a new media artist interested in the effects of technology on society. She makes videos, net art, installations, and VR experiences. In 2018, Clemmons toured with Pussy Riot doing visuals and music videos during their first North American tour and has collaborated with Zak Loyd as Vidkidz since 2009. Her work has been shown at HeK (House of Electronic Arts), Basel, Switzerland; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Echo Park Film Center, Los Angeles; UPFOR Digital, Portland; Gene Siskel Film Center, Chicago; TRANSFER Gallery, Brooklyn; Denver Digerati; Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art; ATLAS Blackbox, Boulder, CO; and many other DIY spaces and venues.

Ciara Elle Bryant is a multidisciplinary creative working and residing in Dallas, TX. Bryant holds a MFA from Southern Methodist University. Bryant uses photography, video and mixed media installations to discuss the identity and culture and how it exists in the new millennium. Bryant also facilitates multiple artist workshops during the year for youth as well as practicing artist. Bryant’s main focus in facilitating while being an artist to show that there is a constant need for ever evolving immersion in the arts while creating. 

Diana Rojas is a new media artist whose work explores the shared properties between energy and biblical creation.  Her work is inspired by light, sound and the physical laws that describe their behaviors. The use of technology and scientific research allow her to translate the spiritual, invisible, and immaterial into a language that is observable and tangible. Her work takes the form of interactive installation, experimental musical performances and video.  She is currently pursuing her MFA and teaching at the University of North Texas.