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portrait of Elise

Elise Kermani is a sound and intermedia artist based in New York City. She is Artistic Director of MiShinnah Productions, a company dedicated to promoting collaborative cross-genre art work. She holds a PhD in Media Philosophy from the European Graduate School and a Master's in Interdisciplinary Arts from Columbia College Chicago. In the 1990's she performed as an extended vocalist in her interactive multimedia performances, and with the new music ensemble TROUSERS. Currently, she works with musicians, actors, dancers, visual artists and puppeteers to realize her work. Since 2001 she has composed music for the choreographer Vicky Shick and visual artist Barbara Kilpatrick. In May 2012, she traveled to Athens, Greece with her film JOCASTA, a modern post-Freudian retelling of the Oedipus myth. Kermani's POE [...and the museum of lost arts] premiered at the 3LD Art and Technology Center in 2010, and is available on DVD at amazon.com. She teaches Media Art and the History and Theory of New Media at SUNY Empire State. You can contact Elise at: elise-at-elisekermani-dot-com.

Read the interview about Elise's work in Rhizome

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