The Unseen Festival, Program 4: Artists of the Unseen Festival in Conversation, Sunday, September 24, 5-7pm

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Join us on Sunday, September 24, 5-7pm for Program 4 of the Unseen Festival: Artists of the Unseen Festival in Conversation. An expanded discussion about work in the festival and issues it raises. It’s a great way to put faces to names and hear people voice thoughts that might be behind the work. With Amir George, Christin Turner, Dakota Nanton, Andrew Busti, Jacob Barreras, Libi Striegl and others.

The evening kicks off with a reading curated by Sommer Browning, featuring Maureen Owen and Miriam Suzanne.


Amir George is a practicing alchemist working as a motion picture artist and film programmer. He creates work for the cinema, installation, and live performance. Born and bred in Chicago, George’s motion picture work and curated programs have been screened and exhibited in festivals and galleries nationally and internationally. In addition to founding The Cinema Culture, a grassroots film programming organization, George is the co-curator of Black Radical Imagination, a touring experimental short film series.




Christin Turner (North Carolina, USA) is a filmmaker and artist based in Boulder, Colorado by way of Southern California. Her films navigate the psychological terrains of landscape, material, and image; they investigate the possibilities of cinema as a site for transcendence.

Turner is currently an MFA candidate at University of Colorado at Boulder. She received her BFA from the University of California San Diego. Her work has shown in exhibitions and film festivals internationally including Rotterdam International Film Festival, Ann Arbor, Edinburgh Film Festival, Karlovy-Vary International Film Festival, and Hamburg International Film Festival, where she received a jury prize. Her abstract films and music videos have toured with musicians around the world, and were included in MoMA’s Abstract Currents (2013).


Dakota Nanton is an experimental animator based out of Boulder, Colorado. His artwork and films draw inspiration from such diverse areas as comic books, folklore, science fiction, religious imagery, and art history. Borrowing from the images and iconographies of the past, and mixing old techniques with new, he explores the complexities and contradictions of living in the modern world. His work has been exhibited all around the world and is held in permanent collections in the United States, Canada, Italy, Australia, Egypt and New Zealand.


Primarily a filmmaker, Andrew Busti has been making “handmade” films for 15 years. Technical advisor of Film Studies at the University of Colorado at Boulder, he is also Instructor for Alternative Process Cinema. Film facilitator, archivist, and preservationist, he runs Analogue Industries Ltd., while also board member of the Non-Profit analogue film collective PROCESS REVERSAL








Readers and Reading Curator



Maureen Owen is editor of Telephone Books and author of over ten poetry collections, including American Rush, a Los Angeles Times Book Prize finalist, and AMELIA EARHEART, a recipient of the American Book Award. Formerly co-director of the Poetry Project, she now lives in Denver and teaches at Naropa University. Most recently, she is the author of EDGES OF WATER (Chax Press, 2013).



Miriam Suzanne is an author, performer, musician, designer, and web developer — working with OddBird, Teacup Gorilla, and CSS Tricks. She’s the author of Riding SideSaddle and The Post-Obsolete Book, co-author of Jump Start Sass and 10 Myths on the Proper Application of Beauty Products, and creator of the Susy and True open-source toolkits.






Sommer Browning writes poems, draws comics, and tells jokes in Denver. She is the author of YOU’RE ON MY PERIOD (Counterpath, 2016), THE CIRCLE BOOK (Cuneiform Press, 2015), BACKUP SINGERS (Birds, LLC, 2014), PRESIDENTS AND OTHER JOKES (Future Tense Books, 2013), and EITHER WAY I’M CELEBRATING (Birds, LLC, 2011). She is a librarian.