Tiare Ribeaux and Jody Stillwater
Cyanovisions is an upcoming short film to be released in 2019 that blurs the lines of science fact and fiction. It doubles as a multimedia project spanning the genres of video, installation, dance, bioart, environmental science, and fashion - involving diverse Bay Area artists from the queer community and beyond. Cyanovisions examines climate change, harmful algae blooms of cyanobacteria, and biotechnology; and hopes to redefine our perspectives on our impact of the ecosystems we inhabit, other species, and imagine more symbiotic futures.
Emergent Tributaries, American Arts Incubator Fellowship, 2018
Tiare Ribeaux was the American Arts Incubator artist for Kyiv, Ukraine in partnership with IZOLYATSIA Platform for Cultural Initiatives over the month of March, 2018. She led new media workshops and projects with over 30 Ukrainian artists focusing on cultural identity and environment, which culminated in the showcase and exhibition Emergent Tributaries at IZOLYATSIA from March 29 - April 12, 2018. American Arts Incubator is an initiative of the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and is administered by ZERO1. The incubator in Ukraine was produced in collaboration with U.S. Embassy Kyiv and IZOLYATSIA. Platform for Cultural Initiatives.
Soundwave Biennial on KQED Arts, 2016
Video Essay and article by KQED Arts of the Grace Cathedral Performances curated by Tiare Ribeaux, part of the Soundwave ((7)) Biennial, 2016. The theme of Soundwave ((7)) Architecture, was to commission works that explored the connections to our physical environment and how they shape our lives. For its first two performances at the acoustically gorgeous, almost century-old French cathedral, the artists were tasked with creating performances that both exploited the Grace Cathedral's structure and explored different themes. In the July 29 concert, Sounding Bodies: Embodied Architectures, artists were tasked with demonstrating the different ways bodies could be used as vessels for sound. For the second concert on August 5, Invisible Fortress, another four artists explored the concept of buildings and issues facing the communities that inhabit them.
Soundwave ((7)) Biennial Performance Reel, 2016
Selected highlights from the Soundwave ((7)) Biennial Architecture, where Tiare Ribeaux was the Artistic Director and chief curator. The Biennial ran from July 1st - September 3rd, 2016. Soundwave is San Francisco’s acclaimed biennial of innovative sound, art and music presented as a citywide summer-long, multi-venue experiential event series. Shown here are selected short excerpts of performances over 10 venues including the De Young Museum, the Contemporary Jewish Museum, Fort Mason Center, and others. Soundwave ((7)) Architecture explored sonic connections to our built environment which shape our lives as humans. This season commissioned new performances and works from over 50 dynamic artists to examine the rapidly transforming landscape of the San Francisco Bay Area and the world-at-large while considering the physical and phenomenological aspects of constructing, designing and inhabiting our built environments through sound.
Don't Panic (2014)
Tiare Ribeaux and Payam Imani
This sci-fi fashion film highlighted the "Don't Panic" Jumpsuit line co-designed and co-directed in collaboration with Payam Imani. The narrative is based on a premise where the a near future bio-cyborg is trying to find her origin and creator and only is given clues through different messages with the symbol "Payam" while roaming around Tokyo. In an Alice and Wonderland fashion, the female cyborg takes these clues as messages that will lead her to her origin, only to collapse and reawaken with a different jumpsuit and a new mission of self-discovery. This was filmed during Fashion Week (Spring) 2014 in various locations in Tokyo, Japan.
Performance and Exhibition Reel, B4BEL4B Gallery (2014 - 2018)
Tiare Ribeaux founded B4BEL4B in 2014 as an artist-run gallery for multidisciplinary art and performance with an emphasis on trans-disciplinary works, diversity, social engagement and network culture. Our arts program prioritizes women, queer, POC, and critically underrepresented groups in technology and media art spaces. We strive to support radically-inclusive ideologies, critical dialogue, and seek to engage divergent communities to encourage new conversations and ideas through a rotating calendar of exhibitions, events, and workshops.
Glimpses of a Revolution (2014)
Filmed and edited a short artistic documentary in and around Tahrir Square, Cairo, Egypt. Meditative, celebratory, and haunting glimpses into the "January 25th Revolution" that took place in and around Tahrir Square before and after the fall of Hosni Mubarak which sparked the Arab Spring. It was filmed between January 25 2011 - February 30th 2011. Lost in translation but completely immersed in the energy of this time, this footage attempts to portray the most poignant moments within the square as it was experienced and give viewers a more intimate perspective of the revolution, as well as the roles that our digital media (smartphones, social media) had in capturing this world event and organizing those who participated.
This film was screened at the Roxie Theater in San Francisco in July, 2014.