Valencia James is an interdisciplinary artist from Barbados interested in the intersection between dance, theater, technology and activism. Her works have explored remote interdisciplinary collaboration, artist-driven open-source software tools and the combination of live performance with immersive interactive technologies. Valencia has been a 2020 Rapid Response Fellow at Eyebeam NYC and a 2021-2022 Sundance Interdisciplinary Fellow. She has presented work at the International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence 2015, SIGGRAPH 2021, and the 2022 New Frontier exhibition at Sundance Film Festival. Valencia is currently pursuing an MFA in Art Practice at the University of California Berkeley, where she is researching the relationship between performance and play and how traditional Caribbean cultural and spiritual forms have been used by communities in active resistance and problem-solving in the face of colonial systems.
04:00 PM - 04:55 PM
Valencia James | Creator
Ellen Oh | Stanford University
Sarah Ellis | Royal Shakespeare Company
Ruthie Doyle | Sundance Institute