Susanne Slavick & Andrew Ellis Johnson


FILE Sao Paulo 2019 | Videoart
Electronic Language International Festival

Vacationers flock to seaside resorts but the open sea is a last resort for migrants and refugees, overwhelming them or sweeping them toward shores that may welcome or repel. Over 3700 people died in 2016, the year this film was made, while attempting to cross the Mediterranean.


Slavick & Johnson are artists and professors at Carnegie Mellon University. Slavick pursues empathic unsettlement across studio, writing and curatorial projects that include: Marx@200, Unloaded, addressing the impact of guns in American society; and Out of Rubble about the aftermath of war. Johnson exhibits internationally in galleries, festivals, and public collaborations. Johnson has performed with PED collective in Belfast, Chongqing, Rio de Janeiro, and Toronto with residencies in Seoul and London. They have both participated in projects in Poland, Italy, Egypt and Jerusalem/Ramallah and shown together recently at Kendall College of Art & Design and the McDonough Museum of Art.