Special Guest Artists

CAMPBIENT invites a new guest artist every year to bring their experience, knowledge, and enthusiasm to the residency. Guest artists camp out alongside the resident artists, sharing meals, ideas, and camaraderie. Typically guest artists will present and discuss their work, and have a wide latitude to engage the process in whatever means they choose, all in an informal and supportive context.

2024

Perri Lynch Howard

Perri Lynch Howard

Perri Lynch Howard is an artist dedicated to forging new narratives from the front lines of climate change. Working in the context of extreme environments is an essential aspect of Howard’s practice, driving her curiosity to seek a deeper sense of place, beyond the dichotomy of near and far. Her artwork resides within the emerging genre of New Polar Aesthetics, expressed through painting, drawing, sculpture and sound. More info at Velocity Made Good.

2023

Mary Edwards

Mary Edwards

Mary Edwards is a composer and environmental sound artist whose interdisciplinary practice encompasses themes of temporality, impermanence, nostalgia and the natural world that recur throughout her work. She is interested in the invisible architecture and the emotive, historic, cinematic and spatial properties of sound. Listening is an inherent and integral part of her process in conveying how all sounds have the potential to be habitable, and can be transformative once you get inside them, as they are simultaneously intimate and immense. More info Mary Edwards Music.

2022

Betsey Biggs

Betsey Biggs

I’m a composer and studio artist based in Boulder, Colorado. My work connects the dots between music, sound, visual art, place, storytelling, and technology, and has been described by The New Yorker as “psychologically complex, exposing how we orient ourselves with our ears.” Over the years I’ve written a book, worked as a video editor and producer, composed string quartets and multimedia operas, created big participatory art projects, earned a Ph.D. in music composition at Princeton University, and taught music, multimedia, public art, and video at Brown University, the Rhode Island School of Design, and the University of Colorado, where I currently serve as Assistant Professor. I’ve given talks about my work at Harvard, the New Museum, and lots of other wonderful places. More info at Betsey Biggs Studio.

2021

Anna Friz

Anna Friz

Anna Friz creates media art, sound and transmission art, working across platforms to present installations, broadcasts, films and performances. Her creative and scholarly works often reflect upon media ecologies, land use, infrastructures, time perception, radio and transmission art histories, and critical fictions. She specializes in self-reflexive radio for broadcast, installation or performance, where radio is the source, subject, and medium of the work. Currently her focus is on a series of audiovisual works under the title We Build Ruins, which expressively consider mining and industrial corridors in the high altitude desert in northern Chile; Useful Radio, a live performance and installation created with Jeff Kolar based on Rick Prelinger’s radio listening archives; and Water Line/Estuary Almanac, a 365-day composition based on the tidal patterns of the Fraser River in Vancouver created with Absolute Value of Noise for DeutschlandFunk Kultur and ORF Kunstradio, of the German and Austrian public radio. More info at Nice Little Static.

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