Join us for the return of Breaking Codes, a weekend-long event that highlights emerging moving image makers who are building radical, expansive and wholly new definitions of cinematic form. This year we are thrilled to welcome Nick Briz, NIA JUNE, and Amina Ross and explore their work over the course of four free events.

The SNF Parkway Theatre is proud to present eight short video works by artist Amina Ross as part of Breaking Codes 2022. Amina’s work comes from a place of acute sensitivity. Sensitivity to images, sounds, feelings, histories, and fellow artists and collaborators. Ross’s work encompasses oceans of emotional and spiritual connections, all while working in what can otherwise be considered cold and unfeeling digital space. Combining new media and digital video tactics, Ross confidently weaves stories, songs, poems, and dreamscapes into experiential artworks that seem to have a healing effect, not only for the artist, but for the communities viewing them as well.

Amina Ross is an artist, educator, and lifelong learner. Ross makes videos, sculptures, sounds, and situations that consider feeling, embodied knowledge, and intimacy as survival technologies for black, queer, trans, and feminine-spectrum people. Their work questions how systems of power condition reality and how communities facing oppression navigate, resist, reimagine, and refigure these systems to thrive in safety. Ross worked as an educator at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, was a lecturer at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and a critic at Rhode Island School of Design. They received a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and an MFA from the Yale School of Art. They have recently exhibited work at Sentiment (Zurich, CH), Wave Hill (Bronx, NY), The Luminary (St. Louis, MO), Iceberg Projects (Chicago, IL), M23 (New York, NY), Springsteen Gallery (Baltimore, MD), and Centro De Cultura Digital (Mexico City, MX) among other venues. Ross was a recent artist-in-residence at Skowhegan School of Sculpture and Painting (Madison, ME), Wave Hill (Bronx, NY), Abrons Art Center (New York, NY), and Harvestworks (New York, NY).

See all the programs that are part of Breaking Codes 2022!

Friday, December 9
7 pm – Nia June Screening with Q&A

Saturday, December 10 
4 pm – Nick Briz Artist Talk with Q&A

7 pm – Amina Ross Screening with Q&A

Sunday, December 11
2 pm – Tactical Misuse Workshop with Nick Briz

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