Marie Alarcón, 2018 Fellow

Marie Alarcón, is a multimedia artist based in Philadelphia, PA. She has a B.A. in Non-Fiction Film and Postcoloniality from The Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA, and an MFA in Time Based Media, from the University of Pennsylvania. Alarcón has worked in community media since 2006 and is currently the Production Coach at PhillyCAM.

Alarcón's art focuses on the silent historical relationships embedded in geography, through sound collage, movement, & performance. Inspired by liminality, hybridity and the way that cinema functions as collective memory, they use digital manipulation and animation with an interest in digital/analog hybrids that reclaim a tactile relationship to the hyper-real. Her work is informed by psychogeography, and notions of place and its production as she continuously asks “how do we express the invisible in a culture of visible evidence?” and “In what ways can technological innovations begin to bridge the experiential gap between ourselves and others?”