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Poster for Sustainability Labs and Tomorrow Theater Open House

Sustainability Labs and Tomorrow Theater Open House

Opens on June 20

Run Time: 120 min.

Tickets FREE.
Doors at 5:30 p.m.; Presentations at 6 p.m. 

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Join us in a free open house as we welcome back the 2023 PAM CUT Sustainability Labs Fellows who will discuss their unique creative practices and present work. Following the presentations, attendees will have the opportunity to network, hobnob, commingle, and more in the confines of our magnificent theater while a guest DJ Anjali spins some tunes. 

ON STAGE: 2023 PAM CUT Sustainability Labs Fellows

Kelli Williams 

Kelli Williams is an animator and visual artist. In her personal work, she uses stop-motion animation, photography, augmented reality, installation, and humor to create work that comments on society through the lens of social media and technology. She is an alumna of Morgan State University where she majored in Fine Art, with a concentration in photography. She received her Masters of Fine Arts from Columbus College of Art in Design. She is a professor at the Maryland Institute College of Art. Her work has been shown nationally and internationally and has been featured in the Huffington Post, Columbus Live, Hyperallergic, Artnet, Baltimore magazine, and Netflix’s Cops and Robbers.





Liz Ferrer and Bow Ty’s work spans various mediums including digital art, sculpture, music, video, and performance art. Through a queer and comedic lens, their work together has been building a reputation for critiquing American and Latin pop. Their most recent projects together are feminist reggaeton band Niña and new media collaborative LIZN’BOW. At the heart of their work lies a feminist reimagining of each element, towards a more inclusive and fantastical worldview. Niña is a feminist reggaeton duo and performative art project featuring Liz Ferrer and Bow Ty. They started this body of work to bring diverse voices to the traditionally male genre of reggaeton. LIZN’BOW is a new media body of work in which they use media technology, digital tools, and community building exercises as vehicles to visualize, play, and explore different social and creative possibilities.

Selected exhibitions and screenings include: MOCA North Miami, David Castillo Gallery, Cincinnati Art Museum, iii Points Music Festival, Wassaic Projects, Untitled Art Fair Miami Beach, Burchfield Penney Art Center, Bowery Poetry Club, Eternal Family TV (2022), Bisque Film Festival (2022), Davey Fest (2022), Albright-Knox Center (2019), Borscht Film Festival (2019),  ICA Miami, Young at Art Museum, The Bass Museum, and Museum of Modern Art Santo Domingo Dominican Republic

They have received support from many organizations including: Creative Capital Wild Futures Award, NEFA Development & Touring Grant, PAM CUT Sustainability Labs Fellowship, The Knight Foundation Knights Art Challenge, LMCC Creative Engagement, Oolite Arts Ellies Creator Award, Locust Projects & Andy Warhol Foundation WaveMakers, Foundation for Contemporary Arts, Franklin Furnace Award, City Arts Corps Grant New York, Borscht Film Festival No Bro Zone Short Film Commision.

Residencies and Fellowships include: MacDowell, Headlands Center for the Arts, Ucross, Elizabeth Murray Residency, Atlantic Center for the Arts, Caldera Arts Residency, Broward Cultural Division’s Public Art & Mad 3 D Mapping Residency, Sundance Short Film Intensive Fellow, Grass Stains, Squeaky Wheel, Mana Contemporary Miami Studio Residency, En Residencia Koubek Center, Tempest Projects, La Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta Colombia, ACRE, and Legal Art/Cannonball.


Liam Whitworth

Liam Whitworth (he/him) is a poet, experimental filmmaker, and curator from Oregon.

They have performed at The Moth, the Segerstrom Center for the Performing Arts, and the Museum of Contemporary Art alongside Marina Abramovic. ​Whitworth served as the inaugural Artist in Residence at Portland Parks and Recreation, Poet in Residence for Oregon State University’s Trillium Project, and 2020 Queer Hero for the Gay & Lesbian Archives of the Pacific Northwest. They are currently a New Media Fellow at ​​Portland Art Museum’s Center for an Untold Tomorrow and a 2024 Pride Foundation Scholar. They were a 2021 Fellow at Lambda Literary and a 2019 and 2020 Fellow at Tin House.

They work at the intersection of art, performance, and activism, with a focus on queer and neurodivergent perspectives and themes. They’ve given lectures, participated in panel discussions, founded a non-profit queer art museum and artist collective, been a teaching artist for a youth program, and hosted a podcast about the future of art and culture. Additionally, they have written and performed several plays and participated in a variety of performances and art installations that deal with issues of mental health and neurodivergence, queer culture and the intersection of spirituality, technology and body consciousness.

Their writing explores themes of nature, future, family, and the neurodivergent body, and has appeared in Lambda Literary, Tin House, Oregon Humanities, Proximity Magazine, Seventeen Magazine, Eclectica, Pivot, SWWIM, Smeuse, Superstition Review, xoJane, Inverted Syntax, Unearthed Literary Journal, Sinister Wisdom, Dime Show Review, the Oregonian, and The Write Launch. They are currently working on slipstream climate fiction.

Spencer Garland

Spencer Garland is an interdisciplinary artist based in Portland, Oregon. He is the founder of BRENDA ARTS, a media studio that collaborates with POC youth as an integral part of our productions. Originating as a BIPOC after as an after-school arts program that turned into a boutique media company, Garland’s work spans film, video games, installation, education, design, and animation. He heavily emphasizes uplifting students who look like him and prides himself on giving them the tools to explore the fullness of personhood rarely offered to marginalized communities. He aims to tell Black stories that have never been told through animation while showing the process making of the project in real-time with my students. Their feedback and questions drive his curiosity.

Garland’s work is in the permanent collection of the Portland Art Museum and he has collaborated with Nike, the Smithsonian, Widen + Kennedy, Chapman University, teenage engineering, Gizmodo, and many more.



Tiare Ribeaux (not attending in person)

Tiare Ribeaux is a Kānaka ‘Ōiwi filmmaker and creative producer based in Honolulu, Hawai‘i. Her films disrupt conventional storytelling methods by employing magical realist explorations of spirituality, labor, and the environment to critique both social and ecological imbalances. Her films use components of speculative fiction and fantasy to reimagine both our present realities and future trajectories of healing, queerness, lineage, and belonging. Ribeaux’s work traverses between the mundane and dreamworlds – creating stories around transformation and how our bodies are inextricably linked to land and water systems. She integrates immersion within community, personal/ancestral narratives, and Hawaiian cosmology into her films. Born and raised on O’ahu, and having lived for many years in the Bay Area before moving back home to the islands, she is interested in telling stories that include contemporary way-finding and resilience within the Kānaka diaspora. Her work often combines with installation elements to create immersive and expanded media experiences. Outside of film festivals, she has shown her work at galleries and museums – in single-channel formats, multi-channel, live cinematic performances, and augmented reality. 

She has shown work both nationally and internationally, and has won numerous grants and awards for her artistic leadership including the NDN Radical Imagination Grant, the Native Lab Fellowship and Indigenous Film Fund from Sundance, two New and Experimental Works Grants from the Kenneth Rainin Foundation, the Building Demand for the Arts Grant from the Doris Duke Foundation, the Citizen Diplomacy Action Fund from the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the Zellerbach Family Foundation, and the Center for Cultural Innovation, among others. She has given guest lectures at conferences and universities including ISEA, Stanford, UC Berkeley, SFAI, SJSU, and the school of ATEC at UC Dallas. 

She founded B4BEL4B Gallery in Oakland in 2014 as a platform and community space to prioritize underrepresented + queer artists in media arts, where she served as Artistic Director for 8 years. She has curated and produced various media arts and performance festivals including the Soundwave Biennial and the Codame Festival, and co-founded Refresh Art + Technology as a collaborative and politically engaged platform for art, science and technology in 2016. She taught international multimedia arts workshops in Kyiv, Ukraine (2018) as part of the American Arts Incubator and Dunedin, Aotearoa, New Zealand (2023) as part of Leonardo’s Cultural Impact Lab. 

She has screened her films at museums such as the MoMA, the National Gallery, the Hammer Museum, BAMPFA, the de Young Museum, the Asian Film Archive; as well as at the Jean Cocteau Theater, the Imagine Science Film Festival, the LA Asian Pacific Film Festival, CAAMFest, the Imagine Science Film Festival, the Hawai’i International Film Festival, and others.


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