Nicole Antebi and Laura Ortman

Nicole Antebi
Working mostly in video, installation, and animation, Antebi recently developed a series of animated essays about historical figures who brought water to the West in grandiose and destructive ways. Projects include the anthology/website, entitled Water, CA: Creative Visualizations for a New Millennium ( co-edited with Enid Baxter Ryce. The project was also the focus of a 2011 exhibition and festival at the Crocker Art Museum and the basis of Facing the Sublime in Water, CA, at the Armory Center for the Arts. Antebi’s work has screened on the Manhattan Bridge Anchorage as part of DUMBO Glow and in a converted trailer as part of Tiny-Cine. Other recent projects include  Pitch Battles, a multimedia performance at Machine Project with Colin Dickey and Chris Kallmyer, Ever Green, an exhibition embedded within Lara Bank’s “Portable Forest” at Monte Vista Projects, and And the Whale Said…, an impressionistic retelling of Moby Dick as a puppet show on a capsized ship at Machine Project (co-produced with Linda Wei). Website:

Laura Ortman
Laura Ortman (White Mountain Apache) was a member of the THE DUST DIVE and STARS LIKE FLEAS, has written & recorded two solo albums (recorded by Martin Bisi) playing violin, Apache violin, piano, electric guitar, samples, megaphone & organ. She continually collaborates with artists, filmmakers, musicians and choreographers. She received the FIRST NATIONS COMPOSERS INITIATIVE Common Ground Award Grant for founding The Coast Orchestra, the all-Native American orchestra in 2008. Website:

Dream Propulsion (Laboratory) by Nicole Antebi and Laura Ortman

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