Ian Winters and Elaine Buckholtz have a long collaborative history beginning with theatrically based projects bridging their skills as video and lighting design that have evolved into regular work on each others projects as well as collaborations such as Freely Falling Objects - Ft. Mason, and Freely Falling Object - Falmer House that explores the nature of gravity, light and the philosophy of Villem Flusser.
Ian Winters is an award-winning media and performance artist who often collaborates with acclaimed composers, directors, and choreographers to create both staged and open-ended visual and acoustic media environments in performance as well as site-specific installations. In recent years he has received commissions from EMPAC, Rainin Foundation and the Creative Work Fund and also worked with artists such as Francis Ford Coppola, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Britten Sinfonia, opera director Netia Jones, choreographer Brenda Way/ODC, pianist Myra Melford, and many other US based artists.
He maintains an active worldwide teaching practice leading workshops in live media and the integration of sensors, physical performance and site-based pieces. He studied video and performance at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts & Tufts University, followed by training in dance / physical theater and architecture. He is also the co-curator of Oakland’s MilkBar with Mary Armentrout and a visiting research fellow at the University of Sussex. He also maintains an active career as a housing and economic activist as the head of the California Community Land Trust Network.
His most recent project, TIDES (premiering in March 2020 at Minnesota St Project in San Francisco, and currently sheltering in place) is a multi year visual and musical collaboration visualing the changes wrought on San Francsico Bay by climate change and economic displacement.https://www.ianwinters.com/https://tides.video/https://www.instagram.com/ianwinters.video.artist/
Elaine Buckholtz is a multidisciplinary artist, operating in the space between light installation and architecture. Her work transforms environments and sites into quiet spectacles, inducing a sense of wonder by activating architectural forms and spaces with moving light, sculptural elements and sound.
Buckholtz’s projects asks the viewer to re-imagine the once familiar and uses the device of light to focus the experience and captivate the attention of the audience. With a 25-year career in Lighting Design working with artists such as Meredith Monk and Merce Cunningham she brings a high level of expertise in the latest lighting technologies and the potential for subtle motion through light programming to activate exterior settings.https://www.instagram.com/ebuckholtz/https://elainebuckholtz.format.com/info