Collaborators

Meteoric TorC is a collaboration between a diverse group of artists and storytellers from all fields of creation: musicians, arielists, painters, film makers, and many others pushing the bounds of what is possible in the 21st century.

We are looking to find others whom share our vision and want to participate in this event. Please get in touch here if you would like to become one of our collaborators.

Below you will find an ever expanding alphabetical list of those involved in this magical project.

Sara Archambault

Sara Archambault is a Creative Producer dedicated to the craft of artful nonfiction storytelling. She has an extensive professional history in production, programming and foundation work, including 10 years as Program Director at the LEF Foundation, and 9 years as Head Programmer of award-winning documentary film series The DocYard. Past credits include Associate Producer on Emmy-nominated documentary Traces of the Trade, Producer on Christopher Lydon’s Open Source, Producer on Sundance-supported Street Fighting Men, and Producer on award-winning short Community Patrol. Sara’s work has received support from Tribeca Film Institute, Sundance Film Institute, SFFILM, Hot Docs International Pitch Forum, Film Independent, Stella Artois/Women in Film Finishing Fund and IFP Spotlight on Documentaries. Sara was a 2013 Sundance Creative Producers Lab Fellow and sited among the “Ten to Watch” in 2013 by The Independent. She is producing the feature documentary Truth or Consequences with Hannah Jayanti.

Tega Brain

Tega Brain is an Australian born artist and environmental engineer. Her work intersects art, ecology, and engineering and takes the form of dysfunctional devices, eccentric infrastructures and experimental information systems. She has recently exhibited at the Guangzhou Triennial, the Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin, the New Museum, NYC and the Science Gallery in Dublin and is an Assistant Professor of Integrated Digital Media, New York University. 

Rob T Carey

Truth or Consequences, New Mexico

Rob T Carey is an Improvisational Composer, Songwriter, Singer, Poet, Music Producer, Multi-Instrumentalist, Deep Sound Conduit, Recordist,  Wilderness Guide on Ted Turner’s Ranches and co- owner of T or C’s own Cosmic Turtle Sound Studio.  He has been experiencing his biggest creative collaboration to date as a relatively new Father. Born and raised in Shaolin, NYC, he had his eyes set on the Land of Enchantment for over a decade before taking the plunge in 2014 and is now calling New Mexico his full time home. Current active projects include Truth or Consequences based Americana Folk duo Desert Milk and the Improvisational/Experimental/Jam collective known as Soundworms

Samara Chadwick

from the Maritimes, Canada

Samara is a filmmaker and film curator based between Montreal, Toronto, New York, and Midcoast Maine. Her nonfiction films are curious prismatic experiences, intended as openings into spaces we rarely explore. He first feature film, 1999, is an exploration of grief, set in a high school in the late 1990s. Premiering in 2018 at Visions du réel and HotDocs, 1999 played dozens of festivals and dozens of schools worldwide. As a curator, Samara is similarly interested in the collective experience – she currently programs features, shorts, immersive works, conference sessions, and artist residencies for the Camden International Film Festival and the Points North Institute.
Samara is honored by the invitation to participate in Meteoric TorC. She has never been to New Mexico and is coming primarily with deep curiosity, and as a keen collaborator. 

Kyle Parker Cunningham

Truth or Consequences, NM

https://kyleparkercunningham.com

On a singular canvas, Kyle Cunningham frames the world as he sees it today, as it was yesterday, and as it could be tomorrow, merging almost cavelike images with the technologies of the future. Each piece is unique and poignant: paying homage to our pre-history while forcing us to examine how far we have come. Still life paintings raise the authority of the simple, mundane objects whose presence infuses our being, consciously or not. Dinosaurs with agua-lungs, elephants in space suits, whimsical perhaps, but each has been a part of our history or sits on the arc of the future. In the repetition of the random is found the building blocks of our psyches; each painting is real and resonates with familiarity. He reminds us that though the day is long we are each but a piece of this being known as existence: complex and sublime.

Kyle will be exhibiting a site-specific installation at Desert Archaic Gallery in Truth or Consequences for Meteoric 2019. This installation is entitled “Raindance” and explores the complex relationship of humans, the changing climate and a future where creatures have moved beyond the Anthropocene.

Monica Jane Frisell

New York City

Monica Jane Frisell, originally from Seattle, WA, first found photography in highschool where she spent most of her time in the darkroom. Since then she has traveled extensively across the United States and beyond photographing people and places. Her approach ties a deep dedication to analog practices, fine art, and anthropological documentary. She sometimes says she is a “collector of faces”. Currently based out of New York City, Frisell freelances and is a regular contributor to various record labels, such as ECM and Blue Note Records. Her work has been published in various magazines such as Fretboard Journal and Downbeat and she has shown in exhibitions in Sydney, Australia and Rochester, New York. Currently she is working on two long term projects: America Is, an exploration of the American identity through interviews and portraits of people from around the USA, and Under the Long Shadow of Sugar, an exploration of agricultural labor history in Queensland, Australia. Frisell believes photography can be a catalyst for connection and believes that people can come together over conversation and the sharing of stories.

Kate Hall

Truth or Consequences, NM

www.starrynightretreat.com

Kate Hall aka Keke aka Keke Inc is a mixed media artist, photographer, and entrepreneur. In the past, she has been in sales, administration, IT, and management both in and out of the art world. Historically and periodically, she has also been a furniture designer for The Family Tree Woodworkers of Minnesota.

Keke’s work has been exhibited around the Midwest and found homes in multiple private collections.

Keke is also the new Executive Director of Starry Night Programs, which offers artist residencies in Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, as well Artist Resources and Tools online program, and other free artist resources for artists to learn the business side of being an artist.

Hannah Jayanti

Brooklyn, New York

http://hannahjayanti.com

Hannah Jayanti is a documentary filmmaker. She directs, shoots and edits. She believes the art of nonfiction has the power to radically change the way we listen to each other. She’s been working on a documentary about Truth or Consequences for the last 5 years, a film that changed her life and which she looks forward to premiering in 2020. She’s deeply grateful to be recently supported by the Sundance Institute, Tribeca Film Institute, New York State Council on the Arts, Jerome Foundation, New York Foundation for the Arts, Points North Institute, Catapult Film, True/False, Cinereach, Jacob Burns Film Center, Puffin Foundation, Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation. When not making films she teaches free and low cost media classes around the world. More visuals and less words at www.hannahjayanti.com.

She is honored and thrilled to be collaborating again with Truth or Consequences on this years event. She will be presenting a screening of the documentary Gambling, Gods & LSD, and bringing a work in progress virtual reality instillation co-created by her partner in life and work, Alexander Porter. 

Sam Lavigne

Sam Lavigne is an artist and educator whose work deals with data, surveillance, cops, natural language processing, and automation.
 https://lav.io

Lauren McCarthy

Los Angeles, CA

lauren-mccarthy.com

Lauren McCarthy is an artist examining social relationships in the midst of surveillance, automatinon, and algorithmic living. She is also the creator of p5.js, an open source programming language for learning creative expression through code online. Lauren’s work has been exhibited internationally, at places such as the Barbican Centre, Ars Electronica, Fotomuseum Winterthur, SIGGRAPH, Onassis Cultural Center, IDFA DocLab, Science Gallery Dublin, Seoul Mediacity Bienniale at the Seoul Museum of Art, and the Japan Media Arts Festival. She has received grants and fellowships from Creative Capital, Sundance Institute, Mozilla Foundation, Knight Foundation, and Google, amongst others.

She is creating a video installation titled Welcoming that explores anticipation, expectation, and presence together in an unknown future.

Melissa McKinstry

Co-Lead Meteoric. 
Truth or Consequences, New Mexico

Melissa McKinstry has been leading conceptual marketing projects for over 20 years, most frequently helping artists navigate complexities to have their work shared.  From the dawn of cable television to dreaming about 2020, Melissa has helped so many dreams become reality. She’s been fortunate to work with clients with exquisite taste and attention to detail, helping them reach all their constituents – customers, shareholders, dealers, employees, and sales.  From the American Medical Association to Herman Miller to New Mexico State University – the expectations are top-notch. Melissa has been working with the Truth or Consequences Film Festival for 3 years. 
Her focus has been on creating an amazing set of marketing tools that meet needs –  building a brand then guarding it with brochures, ads, websites, showrooms, media, PR, and events. Melissa holds a certification from the Project Management Institute of America and has been managing large scale projects for years.   Melissa is also a certified Anusara Yoga instructor. 

Caroline Mort

Chicago, Illinois

Caroline Mort is an archivist and researcher currently living in South Side, Chicago.Her interests include living archives, open access information, crowdsourcing, ecology, food, and regenerative practices.Caroline currently works with The Numero Group to unearth lost music and the stories behind it.She is also a member of Open-End-Ed, an experimental learning group founded in 2017. This year Caroline co-founded The Underground Soul Archive to preserve tape collections of the Midwest. 


This will be Caroline’s first time in TorC, a town she has gotten to know through working with Hannah Jayanti on her upcoming documentary about the town.Caroline has created an Are.na group for Meteoric 2019 as a means to share and archive the thoughts and discussions of its participants. Feel free to add blocks or channels with resources or text that you’d like to discuss during our time at the event:https://www.are.na/meteoric-truth-or-consequences

Jeannie Ortiz

Truth or Consequences, New Mexico

https://jeannieortiz.com

Jeannie Ortiz is a fiber artist whose work is collected internationally. She is also an accomplished aerialist who performs regularly in the United States.

Jeannie will be choreographing and debuting a new collaborative Aerial performance at Meteoric TorC 2019.

Alexander Porter

www.alexanderporter.net

Brooklyn, New York

Alexander Porter is an immersive director, digital artist and educator. He is a co-founder of Scatter, an Emmy-award winning studio creating immersive films. He is the co-creator of the virtual and augmented reality creative tool, Depthkit, the most widely used software for Volumetric Filmmaking. Alexander has taught and exhibited at NYU, MIT, Museum of Art & Design, Carnegie Museum of Art, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and Eyebeam among others. Nominated for a Cinema Eye Honors Award for Alex Gibney’s Zero Days (Berlin, 2016), recent credits include Blackout (Tribeca Storyscapes, 2017), Zero Days VR (Sundance, 2017), Love Child (Sundance, 2014), CLOUDS (Sundance, 2014). More at www.depthkit.tvwww.alexanderporter.netwww.scatter.nyc.

He came to Truth or Consequences in 2015 to  3D scan the town and the surrounding landscape. From those scans he has created virtual reality worlds to explore, and will be bringing a work in progress installation in collaboration with Hannah Jayanti. He’ll also be bringing his joie de vivre, listening, and a commitment to creating a world saturated with community and self-expression.

Tamir Rawlings

http://tamirrawlings.com

Truth or Consequences, New Mexico

Tamir Rawlings is a writer, filmmaker, musician and artist living in Truth or Consequences, New Mexico.  He shot his first feature film, Little Star, in Montana where he grew up and it later received awards for Best Director and Best Feature Drama.  His latest film, The Hard Up, was shot here in TorC and will have it’s first public screening at Meteoric.  In the meantime, he’s been writing short stories, making installation art projects and playing music while developing his next film which will be shot in Northern China in 2020