micha cárdenas is an artist/theorist who creates trans of color movement in digital media, where movement includes migration, performance and mobility. She is an Assistant Professor in Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences at the University of Washington at Bothell. She completed her Ph.D. in Media Arts + Practice in the School of Cinematic Arts at the University of Southern California. She is a member of the artist collective Electronic Disturbance Theater 2.0 and her solo and collaborative work has been seen in museums, galleries, biennials, keynotes, and community and public spaces around the world.
The Shift and the Stitch: Trans of Color Poetics
In her 2012 book The Transreal: Political Aesthetics of Crossing Realities micha cárdenas elaborated a praxis of working with multiple realities, grounded in transgender experience. In her recent work, she continues this project by elaborating a trans of color poetics that can improve the chances of life for transgender women of color, who continue to be the number one target of murder among LGBTQ people in the US. cárdenas will discuss her practice-based research projects, including Local Autonomy Networks (Autonets), Redshift and Portalmetal (Redshift) and Unstoppable.