While women make up the majority of animation students, only 20-percent of the creative jobs are held by them. In an effort to fight against the industry's gender disparity, the Association of Hysteric Curators has organized Soft Bytes, a feminist animation festival.
Soft Bytes will be held on May 19 at Tiger Strikes, Los Angeles. For more information, visit the the Association of Hysteric Curators' website.
From the organizer:
Association of Hysteric Curators is pleased to announce Soft Bytes, a female and feminist identified animation festival, held in Los Angeles at Tiger Strikes Asteroid on May 19th at 7:30pm. Tiger Strikes Asteroid is at 1206 Maple Avenue, on the 5th floor, #523, in downtown Los Angeles. This event is a product of our community by way of an open call for one-minute or less videos and curated works by AHC. Using Lucy Lippard’s “moving targets” as a theoretical starting point, our screening emphasizes intersectionality, a non-ableist and a democratized vision of our virtual selves.
Soft Bytes considers the various ways our artists have encoded the habitual, reimagined myths, bodies and blurred reality within the realm of experimental animations, GIFs and VR. Our event includes an interactive video game by Gabbah Baya and AR installation by Feminist Pornographic Collective Consciousness (Echo Theohar, Xin Xin). Our screening includes works by, Alison Davis, Allison Zigadlo, Andrea Taylor, Anne Isensee, Ashley Lane, Blake Roten, Cassie Shao, Christina Ko, Cindy Miyashiro, Courtney Richter, Deveron Richard, Diana Rodriguez, Diane Lindo, Eden Mitsenmacher, Elizabeth Leister, Eubene Kim, Heather Scholl, Jay Martinovic, Jose Martin, Karen Hochman Brown, Kat Ball, Kate Sikorski, Kim Deleon, Linda Ravenswood, Maria Perez Ortega, Marilyn Schmidt, Marjan Vayghan, Michele Jaquis, Michiko Yao, Nicole Antebi, Paris Baillie, Rachel Finkelstein, Sarah Julig, SL Benz, Stephanie Medeiros, Tavarus Blackmonster, Tracy Miller-Robbins, Vi Ha and Virginia Jeffery. Longer works by Gyuri Cloe Lee’s “National Gymnastics,” Gail Lewis’ Meowy for Max, Maria Bustillos’ “Nature Stories,” Breesha Wynn’s “Ice Force,” and Sarah Telkamp’s “You’ll be Back.”