Torie Zalben 2014
Torie Zalben is a Multimedia photographer and filmmaker known for her work depicting dream-like characters in abstract settings. Her use of combining genres of fantasy with images of phosphorescent illuminations in water are inspired by Maya Deren's love for the element and metaphor of water and in-camera techniques. Zalben invites the world of varied perspectives and subjective understandings as a means of interpreting her work. Inspiration from her study of film and predilections for dream worlds synthesize her cosmology as an artist. Born in Los Angeles, CA she attended Loyola Marymount University and received her BA in 2011, and her MA from New York University in 2015.
Zalben has been exhibiting her work since 2011 and today is in the permanent collection of NYU's Gallatin School of Individualized Study. She sits on the Dean’s Council of NYU’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study and an advisory board member of the David Lynch Foundation in Los Angeles. She is also involved with LA's new art museum The ICA•LA and Project Angel Food. She has exhibited with Gallatin Galleries, Vector Gallery, iii Points Festival, UNICEF Next Generation Art Party, Vox Populi, CalArts Immersion Group, Vortex Immersion Media, Open Source Gallery, Gowanus Ballroom, Bodii Actualized, and Smashbox Studios. Zalben currently lives and works in Los Angeles, CA.
Daniel Wiklund 2015
Daniel Wiklund is a Swedish audiovisual and spatial installations artist in Stockholm. He graduated from the School of Fine Arts in Stockholm and has since graduating in 2012 run his own production platform called Hypnorama.se with video installations, music videos and VJ performances for artists, festivals, and various cultural events. He has also had installations in several different independent galleries throughout Sweden, as well as in cities like Berlin, Denver, and Fredrikstad. He most often focuses on the basic elements in moving images, such as color, shape, perspective, and sound, often with a tendency towards an abstract transcendent imagery. The events that Daniel Wiklund has participated in are often outside the established art world and he looks at the alternative art scene as more appealing to work in, because, as he said himself, it has a more appealing and playful mind that is often lacking in the art world. Daniel Wiklund’s visual work will be performed together with Captain Credible, during animated club, Friday night at the Litteraturhuset.