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Peter Bill is an Artist, Activist and Educator. He has, since learning photoshop v. 1.5, been interested in connecting under-represented communities with digital tools so their voices may be broadcast. He has been involved with large scale video projections, guerrilla art actions, and community building since the 90s.

Peter Bill's award winning paint and video landscapes have shown in such diverse venues as The Kitchen(NYC), the Henry Art Gallery(Seattle), FILE Festival(São Paulo, Brazil), and other international venues. He continues in his Oil paintings and video work to weave the painterly with the digital, pixels and paint, indigo and 191970 blue. He envisioned and realized the first time-lapse film festival in North America, the Gila Timelapse Film Festival and has curated and directed shows on three continents. "Art must be realized on the streets, as an agent of change and progress."
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Much of my art has been about creating a vessel, a space for meditation. Through my painting and video installations I hope to create a moment of quietude, a contemplation of this world we have built.

In my mural and documentary film work I have balanced a certain transcendentalism in my heart with my didactic scots-yankee bones. In the public sphere arts role is to inspire and provoke. Therefore in my mural projects I have attempted to involve the local community in the conception and realization of my projects. In my animations and short films I have attempted critiques of the bathetic apocalyptic culture we live in, the false utopia of the California landscape, the contested landscape of New Mexico, and tried to get to the situation on the ground in war torn Bosnia, among other subjects. The world is a complicated, granular place. We cannot oversimplify with our stories, but we can in their telling change opinions, and thus change the world for the better.

new media

festivals Hiroshima Installation media literacy new media timelapse December 22, 2018 Zero Project 2018
I have been traveling to Hiroshima the last 3 years to work on 1future's programs there. Founded by Cannon Hersey and Taku Nishimae, 1future creates events+workshops around the world to promote peace and social innovation. This year we hosted the event at the former Bank of Japan building, now a cultural center, that was one ...
Installation new media new mexico Uncategorized September 1, 2017 River, voice, time

A multidisciplinary installation put together at SFAI water rights residency 2017

general interest new media new mexico silver city Uncategorized WNMU February 1, 2016 POPUP a New Media Festival 2/18-19

Pop New Media Festival Hosted by New Media iDEAlab, MRAC, WILL, and WNMU 2/18-19 Keynote Lecture: Shadowpeople Cannon Hersey 2/18 6:30 PM Parotti Hall Main campus WNMU Cannon Hersey is a photographer, fine artist and organizer of large-scale cultural efforts in non-traditional spaces in New York City, Sao Paulo and Johannesburg. He is committed to connecting …

new media new mexico silver city WNMU September 12, 2013 Great Race Videos!

Please take the time to vote for your favorite! These videos were shot by the kind folks at ITV. #1 . #2 . #3 . #4 . #5 . #6 . #7 . #8 . Go Mustangs! [polldaddy poll=7390076]

new media May 29, 2013 Rijksmuseum has lots of free art!

  Wisely, the Dutch museum has offered its collection on-line, downloadable! Museums are the repositories of our cultural memory- The works over a certain age must be available free of ©. As one might expect, the progressive Dutch have taken the lead on this… (de Ruyter is dancing in heaven, as he once did on …

Installation new media April 12, 2013 Sarah Sze: Contemporary American Installation Artist

I’m trying to remember how I found out about Sarah Sze. I’m pretty sure it was from my Women in Art History class last semester. I did a search for “women installation artists”  and was like, whoa, how come I hadn’t heard about her already? Likely answer: I’m a newbie art undergrad. She’s pretty famous. …

new media new mexico silver city WNMU December 18, 2012 Student Work Fall 2012

A sampling from 4D and Studio I. Yay idEA students!!          

new media Uncategorized October 22, 2012 The Cure for Greed

  http://www.upworthy.com/give-this-piece-of-modern-art-some-time-to-sink-in?c=upw6

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