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.
For the first program of the weekend, Baltimore artist NIA JUNE will present an evening of video works alongside a conversation with her collaborators Kirby Griffin and APoetNamedNate. A poet and performer, NIA JUNE creates moving image works that incorporate spoken language and music to lovingly document the people around her. Using constructed and found environments as backdrops, NIA JUNE invokes tableau and employs choreography to create an evocative connection between viewer and subject, leaving an impression of closeness between those in front of and behind the camera in her works.
NIA JUNE is a Baltimore native, author, filmmaker, performer, arts educator, and dancer. Her short film work combines original poetry, portraiture, movement, and music collaborations to document and celebrate the Black diaspora of Baltimore and beyond. JUNE’s debut film, A Black Girl’s Country, appeared in national and international film festivals and was acquired by The Baltimore Museum of Art as a part of their permanent collection in 2021. JUNE’s writing has been published in Obsidian: Literature and Arts in the African Diaspora, Lullwater Review, and FIYAH Lit Mag. JUNE graduated from Towson University, where she was awarded the Presidential Scholarship from SWI for ‘Excellence in Poetry.’ She was recognized by Baltimore Magazine as Best Poet of Baltimore 2020.
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
Breaking Codes is made possible by a generous contribution from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.Learn More