Dee Hibbert-Jones

Dee Hibbert-Jones is an academy award nominated, a regional Emmy winning filmmaker and artist. She collaborates with Nomi Talisman on art, film and new media projects that look at the ways power structures and politics impact everyday lives. Their animated short documentary Last Day of Freedom was awarded a Congressional Black Caucus Veterans Braintrust Award in recognition for their "outstanding national commitment to civil rights, and social justice" The film screened internationally at over thirty international festivals and won eleven festival awards including Best Short Documentary at the International Documentary (IDA) and is currently streaming on Netflix. She is a Guggenheim Fellow. Originally from the U.K., Dee is an Associate Professor of Art & New Media at UC Santa Cruz.

Nadia Hironaka and Matthew Suib

Nadia Hironaka and Matthew Suib, The Continuous Moment, Film Still, 2014

Nadia Hironaka and Matthew Suib, The Continuous Moment, Film Still, 2014

Nadia Hironaka & Matthew Suib employ the tools and conventions of moving-image culture to offer counter-mythical visions of our contemporary world. In doing so they re-construct existing narratives and envision new images that challenge popular understandings of History and Culture. The duo’s large-scale, often immersive moving-image installations use original and appropriated imagery and unique soundtracks to invert social conventions and scramble history. Using a collage-oriented approach, Hironaka & Suib collide imagery and narratives that encompass historical fact and popular fiction, as well as speculative futures to expose and undermine the relationship between popular media and political power.

The Philadelphia-based artists have been collaborators since 2008. They are recipients of several honored awards including a 2015 Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship, Pew Fellowships in the Arts and Fellowships from CFEVA and Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. Their work has been widely exhibited both domestically and abroad at venues including, Fondazione MAXXI (Rome), New Media Gallery (Vancouver), The Institute of Contemporary Art (Philadelphia), UCLA Hammer Museum, PS1/MoMA, Philadelphia Museum of Art and Arizona State University Art Museum. They have been artists-in-residence at the Headlands Center for the Arts, the Banff Centre, and the Millay Colony for Arts. Matthew Suib is co-founder of Greenhouse Media and Nadia Hironaka serves as a professor and department chair of film and video at the Maryland Institute College of Art. Hironaka & Suib are represented by Locks Gallery. The couple, along with their daughter and one cat reside in South Philly.

Art Seed at Marble House Project

Nomi Talisman

Nomi Talisman is an artist and filmmaker whose projects blend animation and documentary forms that challenge entrenched attitudes, unpack political issues and ask how people manage and who gets heard. Talisman is an Academy Award nominated filmmaker. Her film projects have screened at international film festivals and received multiple international awards including an Emmy, a Gideon Award, the 2016 Congressional Black Caucus Veterans Braintrust Award (nominee), a Center for Documentary Studies Filmmaker Award, an IDA award for Best Short Documentary (with Hibbert-Jones). Talisman has received commissions from the Academic Film Archive of North America, the Magnes Museum, the Israeli Council and the British Council. She is a Guggenheim Fellow. She works full time as a freelance editor and animator.