Goucher College is pleased to present Two Truths, a new, video mixtape by Miranda Javid, one of the college’s 2 Sherman Fairchild virtual artists in residence.

Two Truths mixtape is a screening block of animation, documented sculpture, and other screen-based selections. Part video essay, part VJed mix from a friend, this collection explores multiple perspectives, complicating the possibility of a singular truth.

Location: https://www.twitch.tv/goucherartgalleries

In this interdisciplinary collection, artists and algorithms explore the limitations of the human brain through optical illusion, storytelling, and poetry. Inconsistent reality is a constant refrain in the contemporary digital landscape, particularly during this, a global pandemic that pushes humanity toward the flattening screen. The collection seeks to deposit its viewer at the intersection of dual realities in the hopes of asking the question: How could two things be true at the same time?

Featuring: Daniel Barrow, Anna Benner, Pia Borg, Gemma Burditt, Caitlin Craggs, Rachel Gutgarts, Rose Lowder, Nik Ramage, Kriš Salmanis, Suneil Sanzgiri, and Maryam Tafakory

Miranda Javid is a writer, animator, and art educator with a Masters in Fine Art from the University of California Irvine and a BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art. Her drawings have shown at Commune1 in Cape Town, S Africa, The Baltimore Museum of Art, The Mint Museum of Art in North Carolina, and Vox Populi in Philadelphia, PA. Her films have screened nationally and internationally at festivals like the Ann Arbor Film Festival and Slamdance. She is a Kenan Fellow and a recipient of the Nancy Harrigan Prize, given through the Baker Artist Fund. Currently, she lives in Los Angeles, where she spends her time studying the history of animation and takes long walks when she’s trying to think of narrative ideas. Also, she keeps bees.

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