Chanee Choi is a multidisciplinary interactive artist. Her artwork combines Korean traditional crafts and new media forming a hybrid genre focused on immersive experiences. She is currently researching fashion-tech design and human-computer interactions to create the interactive installations that immerse the audience in mind and body. Wearable technology is a way to convert to a new ideology, also it opens new channels for connecting with affection to a flipped history, it offers new ways for victims to have their voices heard, and provides new ways of reproducing the images of oppressed identities. Wearable technologies help to weave the world’s narratives - and when she wears them, the sensor detects and reacts on her behalf to those that she wants to confront, so she can calm her nerves and have a moment to make herself hidden. Originally from South Korea, Choi now lives, works, and studies in Seattle, Washington. She earned her BFA in Craft Design from Dongduk Women’s University in 2013 and MFA in Fiber and Material Studies from the Art Institute of Chicago in 2016. Choi is currently a second-year Ph.D. student in Art and Technology at DXARTS at the University of Washington.
Katrina Wolfe is an interdisciplinary artist and teacher. Her various practices are integrated in live performances involving sound making installations and costumes which are altered by the moving body over the course of one to several hours. Her movement practice combines Butoh dance with aspects of Vipassana meditation and sculpture. After years of drawing and painting Katrina began to study figurative sculpture in 2006, later teaching and exploring sculpture in a variety of styles and mediums. In 2012, three years after being introduced to Butoh, Katrina began taking intensive workshops with Atsushi Takenouchi and training with Joan Laage in Seattle. She was also greatly inspired by the teaching of Daisuke Yoshimoto, and the work and footage of Butoh founder Tatsumi Hijikata. Katrina has recently opened Studio Ma in Seattle Washington, where she teaches Butoh workshops twice weekly and performs regularly.
Joey Largent is a sound, installation, and performance artist primarily working with durationless solo and ensemble composition, intuitive/feeling-based improvisation, and the immersive integration of sound, movement, and space. Much of his work draws from ongoing practices in Butoh dance, cave exploration, just intonation, and studies within the Kirana Gharana of North Indian Classical raga singing. His work, performed and recorded both in natural spaces far from human contact and hidden urban spaces, frequently utilizes voice, metallic discs and bells, free-reed aerophones (accordion, organ, harmonium, shengs), double reeds, and field recordings. He has released a full-length album of site-specific, field-recorded performances (Earth Drones), and continues in both performance and composition to stretch roots from the time-bending, deep isolation of nature, to the brief spaces of built environments that surround us.