CONTACT

EMAIL - emilyasasmor@gmail.com

 
 

ARTIST STATEMENT

 


I create interactive operas based around the complexities of honest engagement. Instead of using operatic musical structures, my pieces use pop music’s ability to manipulate and be manipulated by its listeners in a long format. Like pop music, the operas use caricatures of intimacy, desire, and violence. The actors aren’t people, but videos, sounds, writings, objects, and installations created through a mixture of original and appropriated imagery, sound, and text. The opera narratives present tumultuous relationships that mirror themselves in layers and layers of complex systems of control. Simulating these structures, the core of each opera is covered by symbols, metaphors, and jokes to hide the reality underneath — a truth only found through re-examination.

 
 
 

CV

Education

2017

School of the Art Institute of Chicago - Chicago, IL, Master of Fine Arts, Film, Video, New Media, and Animation

2015

Temple University, Tyler School of Art - Philadelphia, PA,    Bachelor of Fine Arts, Sculpture

 

Exhibitions/Screenings

2018

SUpernova: OutDoor Festival of Digital Animation and Art (Invitational Program) - Denver, Co, USA

Queer Moving Image Review - https://queermovingimage.com/

2017

Allegorical Ghosts Screening - London Fields Taproom, London, UK

DenVER FILM FESTIVAL - Denver, CO, USA

SUPERNOVA: Outdoor Festival of Digital Animation and Art - Denver, CO, USA

OPEN 2.0 - Slate Arts and Performance, Chicago, IL, uSA 

MFA Film, Video, New Media, Animation, Sound Festival - Gene Siskel Film Center, Chicago, IL, USA

Double Screening! Pity Party & Employee of the Month - Art and Exhibition Hall UIC, Chicago, IL, USA

2nd Floor Rear 2017: Ritual - Hairpin Arts Center, Chicago, IL,USA

SOMETHING VERY FOOLISH (Curated by Danny Floyd)- Hairpin Arts Center, Chicago, IL, USA

Strangers Lovers Gods - Hairpin Arts Center, Chicago, IL, USA

Moving_Image_00:01 - Latitude, Chicago, IL, USA

February 2017 Video! Video! Issue: Pity Party! - Video! Video! Zine, http://www.videovideozine.com/

2016

VIDEO SHOW - WALM Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, USA

StRaWbErRy~* Milkshakes/2/{lo-Cal edition} - The Archer Beach Haus, Chicago, IL, USA

First Year SAIC MFA Students - Nightingale, Chicago, IL, USA

Output: SAIC 1st Year MFA Screening - Comfort Station, Chicago, IL, USA

2015

Video! Video! Zine - Zach Zone, http://www.videovideozine.com/

BFA Thesis Exhibition: The Golden Whipping Boy - Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA, USA

All School Show - Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA, USA

Salon de Refusee de Refusee - Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA, USA

 

Awards & Honors

2017

SUPERNOVA HONORABLE MENTION

2015 - 2017

Writing Fellowship, School of the Art Institute of Chicago 

2015          

Edith Weil Hecht Memorial Award in Sculpture

2012 - 2015

Temple University Honors Program

2011 - 2015    

Temple University Academic Scholarship