Emi Nishiwaki cuts short clips of live performances that cannot be recreated (singular characteristics) using video and photography as a means to capture and reproduce them (producible characteristics). She then transforms these images into an installation, so that the audience can experience the 'singular characteristics' at that specific place and time.
Marin Tockman is an independent filmmaker, curator, and archivist. Most recently, she has completed a 12 part series for the Travel Channel overseeing all the historical content for the series “Mysteries at the Museum”. As a Co-Producer and Associate Producer, her documentary production credits include work featured on PBS, NBC, MNBC, and various cable networks. She has also worked on a several acclaimed independent feature documentaries that have premiered at film festivals including Sundance, SXSW, and in independent cinemas including Film Forum, IFC, and MOMA. Marin was the curator for the Biking Rules PSA Festival for the advocacy group Transportation Alternatives that premiered at BAMCinématek, a documentary judge for the Brooklyn International Film Festival, and also was the Program Director for the Billyburg Short Film Festival that ran for 5 years in Brooklyn.
Marin’s independent film work primarily uses Super 8 film as a medium to create stream of conscious montage films. Her work has screened at various galleries in New York City and at independent cinemas including the Coolidge Corner in Boston, MA and the Anthology Film Archives in New York. She is currently working on her next Super 8 project entitled “Vespers” featuring landscape montages from all over the world woven with personal portrait stories. Marin is a current artistic contributor and member of both Flux Factory and Swimming Cities Ocean of Blood.