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I use video and material fragments to investigate the collapse of virtual and physical spaces as memories, lived environments, and digital interfaces become overlaid and interchangeable. I am interested in the capacity for technology to propose alternative strategies in which to engage with the world as we continue to extend ourselves in new and enduring methods. Seemingly unremarkable fragments offer new potentials in questioning meaning, worth, and care within spaces of downtime, boredom, and play.  

                                 Sand dollars, tiles, a pink square, a happy light
                                 Inhales, exhales, the Atlantic
                                 Found wood, rose essential oil
                                 A sunrise, pink rectangle, a light fixture, string
                                 Boats, ripples, a white sheet
                                 A light bulb, packing material, snoring
                                 Thirty sunrises in an hour

Joana Stillwell was born in the Philippines and grew up around the Pacific in Hawaii, Japan, Guam, and Washington. She graduated with a BA in Art History and a BFA in Photomedia from the University of Washington in 2012 and earned an MFA in Kinetic Imaging from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2017. She currently lives and works between Seattle and DC.  

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