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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.

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

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

anna davis general interest new mexico silver city WNMU May 21, 2012 Solar Eclipse

Though we were a few hundred miles too far south the get the full 100 percent annular eclipse, with a Polarized lens filter and my Canon camera, I was able to capture these photos of the eclipse at 86% over Bill Evans Lake.

general interest new mexico silver city April 1, 2012 Guggenheim: John Chamberlain, American Sculptor

The main exhibit at the Guggenhiem when I visited in early March 2012 was the work of sculptor John Chamberlain (April 16, 1927 – December 21, 2011). His signature media of steel junked car parts formed the bulk of the exhibit, though I also noted a few pieces that used polyurethene foam tied together with …

green screen new media new mexico peter bill silver city tech WNMU March 16, 2012 iDEA Exhibit in NY: Logistics & Lessons Learned

Putting on an exhibit of WNMU student work in New York City was just fabulous, and our experience was undoubtedly a total success.  We were two students (Anna Davis and moi) and a faculty adviser (Peter Bill) in New York for a week, during Spring Break 2012. The exhibit was the heart of the trip, …

peter bill silver city WNMU February 6, 2012 My Proposal to the Mural Painting Class

Some crazy play with perspective in the pit behind the FACT…in the spirit of these pieces…

Installation new media new mexico silver city WNMU February 6, 2012 Nostophobia @ McCray Gallery

[slideshow] Daughters, sixteen, travel, river…to the river, boy, tails…fish-mermen!, whispers, make love, return, twelve days – no! – months, giving birth, babies, lullaby, anxious, sons, the first… Full moon, travel to the river, sons, flow, cry, fathers, cry, and cry, and whispering, weeping, next-full moon, weeping, sons mothers, washing the hair, smell, mother, weeping, next …