THIS IS A PROJECT ABOUT SURVEILLANCE
We r watching u ! is a 15-minute short film produced with the support of Residency11:11. It also features a series of nine interruptions created by nine additional writers, artists and creatives, who you can read more about below. The film is voiced by the text-to-speech bot Kimberly and the visual content includes recordings of the sky taken at multiple locations on Munsee Lenape and Canarsie land in three boroughs in New York City: Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens. * The narrative content of the film leads audiences through a series of three states titled “Skies,” “Clouds,” and “Screens.” For a detailed artist statement and access to an archive of research and reading materials about the piece, please navigate to Residency11:11.
*As this project exists in digital space, viewers are encouraged to visit this site to acknowledge the land from which they are currently tuning in.
➡️ Click here to see the full film ⬅️
Interruption Gallery | 25.05.2021 - 01.06.2021
25.05.21 - CV Sise is a comedian and scientist living in Brooklyn. Lately, they’ve loved listening to Dolly Parton and looking at the color lime green.
26.05.21 - Theadora Walsh is a writer and artist who lives in Los Angeles. She received an MFA from Brown University's Digital Language Arts program and writes for a number of art related outlets.
27.05.21 - Emilia Figliomeni makes videos and scribbles, usually in Providence, RI and sometimes in Italy (where Emilia was born). Emilia received a B.A. in Visual Art and Literary Arts from Brown University in 2018. Currently, Emilia is The Choices Program's Video Producer.
28.05.21 - Nico Vela Page is a documentary poet and filmmaker whose work is rooted in a variety of research practices. She is Chilean-American, trans, non-binary femme, and is living on Narragansett land in Providence, RI. Their first collection, Americón, is forthcoming from Wendy’s Subway (2021). Nico’s interruption features the track “G” by Ruth J. Allen.
29.05.21 - Ellie Gravitte is an award winning filmmaker based in New York City. An avid reader and learner, Ellie is most excited by the possibilities that directing offers for invention and collaboration. She wants to create dialogue by subverting expectations. She wants to work with her heroes. She is passionate about centering queer stories in her work, and holds strongly to the belief that artists will be the ones who save the world. Click here to check out Ellie’s website.
30.05.21 - Caroline Fortuna is a video editor in NYC who’s interested in exploring experimental documentary filmmaking. They are also a Gemini.
31.05.21 - Indigo Asim is an artist, writer, comedian, and a triple fire sign. Her personal film work often centers around ritual and forgetting other people can see you. She’s working on being confident on saying her ig name out loud. You can follow her on Insta @thickandoutofcontrol and on Twitter @indigothatsenuf
01.06.21 - Qianxun Chen is a media artist, programmer, and researcher. She works at the intersection of language, art, and digital technology, with a focus on digital textuality, generative poetics, and the aesthetics of algorithms.
01.06.21 - Joey Massa is a writer, intimacy coordinator and general freelancer of your choice (hire them :) ). They're passionate about exploring consent education models, supporting survivors of violence, and taking long but slow walks in parks with iced coffees.