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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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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 …

Uncategorized December 2, 2015 Border Art

I wrote an article for Desert exposure. It was a punchy little piece, but obscure editing decisions, and sloppy layout rendered it somewhat illegible. Here is a corrected version, please read this one!

Uncategorized November 9, 2015 We have been getting lots of good press lately!

Much thanks for everyone who participated and helped! This is for the JuarezX show, with interview of Sarita Cordelero (translated by the ever awesome Dr. Lydia Huerta): This is for Landscape of the Gila, and the Gila Time-lapse Film Festival. Interviews of Casey Kiernan, Stephen Dirkes, Godfrey Reggio, Christin Necker, Victor Masayesva, and petit moi. …

Uncategorized October 28, 2015 Rose B Simpson Lecture

[vimeo 143928302 w=500 h=281] Rose B Simpson lecture complete from peter bill on Vimeo. WNMU Cultural Affairs, Expressive Arts dept, MRAC, and WILL present The Edwina and Charles Milner Women in the Arts Lecture Series with inaugural lecture by Rose B Simpson

Uncategorized October 15, 2015 The Gila River Festival Art Show, 9/25/15

Phoebe has written an excellent review of the Landscape of the Gila show: “Ripples” – by Penny Flick, encaustic The first thing that caught my attention was the color of this piece. It’s a very appealing blend of greens and blues and browns. I think the addition of the two sets of angled, parallel lines …

Uncategorized September 17, 2015 The contested landscape of New Mexico

This is a current that runs through much of my work- you need to go to these fraught landscapes, where people’s histories clash, and talk and try and understand the granularity of the violence that marks every square inch of North America, Europe and Asia… Race and history in New Mexico are contested in a way …

Uncategorized August 28, 2015 Tarkovksy films available for free on-line

I would put Tarkovsky up there with Kubrik fighting for the title of “greatest director of the 20th Century,” Andrei Tarkovsky (1932-1986) firmly positioned himself as the finest Soviet director of the post-War period. But his influence extended well beyond the Soviet Union.  The Cahiers du cinéma consistently ranked his films on their top ten …

Uncategorized August 26, 2015 Glitch Feminism

[vimeo 110860185 w=500 h=281] Glitch Feminism, Senior Thesis from Samantha Monarch on Vimeo.

Uncategorized August 6, 2015 WNMU New Media Grad Junchen Huang already plugging into Manhattan art scene

Well Junchen Huang has not wasted a breath on arriving in the big city. The day after he arrived he was brunching in little Italy, and plotting guerrilla projections around town. This week brings the fruits of his labors working with the SHADOWPEOPLEPROJECT.ORG, taking footage he shot last March in Hiroshima through a trip organized …

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