Still From “Iizuna Fair” (Sumito Sakakibara, Video Installation)


Michael Anthony García Ala Nunu Amy Bench Anya Molyviatis Erin Cunningham Games Y’all Moïa Jobin-Paré Rachel Livedalen Shunsaku Hayashi Sofia El Khyari Sumito Sakakibara Tammie Rubin Weylin Neyra Susan Scafati Future Front
Presented in partnership with Big Medium, ICOSA, Ivester, and MoHA

As a means of showcasing Austin’s vibrant art scene and connecting it to the more performance-based core of the festival, guest curator Michael Anthony García presents this year’s visual arts programming.

As with all cruises, lots of fun is to be had on the side trips off-ship. In addition to the Art Cruise, Fusebox will be providing an opportunity for a deeper dive at port in the Canopy Art Complex. Join us to take in the special programming, with drinks, Thai Fresh food truck, and more at the Friday Night Fusebox Hub @ Canopy!

The artists being shown include: Tammie Rubin at Big Medium, Erin Cunningham, Amy Bench, Ala Nunu, Moïa Jobin-Paré, Shunsaku Hayashi, Sofia El Khyari, and Sumito Sakakibara at ICOSA Gallery, Rachel Livedalen and Anya Molyviatis at Ivester Contemporary, Weylin Neyra at Canopy Studio 223, Elizabeth Hudson at Canopy Studio 122, and Susan Scafati at Canopy Studio 110

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916 Springdale Rd, Austin, TX 78702

Free admission, no prior reservation required.

Part of Fusebox Hub @ Canopy Night!

  • April 14, 2023 7:00 pm

About Our Shore Art Excursion Artists:


Ala Nunu was born in 1994 in Poznań Poland, and is currently based in Portugal. She studied at University of Arts in her hometown, Royal College of Art in London and La Poudriere in Valence, France. She is an independent animation director who directs series and short films, and has worked for BFI, the London Natural History Museum and The Atlantic. She is a member of COLA Animation, and is an animator on the Oscar nominated short, “Ice Merchants.”

Amy Bench is a cinematographer and filmmaker whose work spans documentary and fiction films. As a cinematographer her credits include TRANS IN AMERICA (Emmy, 2019), UPROOTED (HBO Max, 2021), BAD AT DANCING (Silver Bear, Berlinale 2015), HOLY HELL (Sundance, 2016) and RUNNING WITH BETO (SXSW, 2019). Her camera work has won an Emmy, 2 Webby awards, and has screened at festivals including Berlin, SXSW, Sundance, The New York Film Festival, and at MOMA/PS1. Upcoming feature cinematography includes collaborations with Julie Cohen (RBG, Julia), Daresha Kyi (Chavela), Michael Tully (Ping Pong Summer), and Gretchen Stoeltje (Bionic Beauty Salon).

She is a member of the International Collective of Female Cinematographers (ICFC), Documentary Cinematographers Alliance (DCA), and the ICOSA Collective.

Anya Molyviatis sculpts visual and tactile landscapes by unifying her love for fibers and design. With color gradients, weaving structures, and materiality, she shapes space into one with depth and motion. Seeking answers to our questions of well-being by the power of interconnection.

Born in Geneva, Switzerland, Anya has spent her life traversing urban and wild landscapes throughout Europe and North America. After graduating from Aiglon College in 2013, she moved to the United States to study sustainable architecture in California. During her studies she completed a permaculture design course, opening her eyes to the potential of natural systems as well as textile properties. Entranced to learn more about materiality, she moved to New Mexico to apprentice with a master weaver and subsequently earned her BFA in Fibers at the Savannah College of Art and Design in 2021.

Erin Cunningham (b. 1979 Honolulu, HI) is an artist living and working in Austin, Texas. She received her BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2003 and an MFA in studio art from The University of Texas at Austin in 2007. With a focus in sculpture, her work utilizes material combinations, such as cast metals, and the female figure to explore dualities of masculine and feminine, disposable and precious, fragility and strength. She has shown both nationally and internationally, including The Metropolitan Art Museum in Tokyo and at Mönchskirche Salzwedel, in Salzwedel, Germany. Artist residencies including BAER Art Center in Hofsos, Iceland as well as Atelierhaus Residency Hilmsen in Hilmsen, Germany. Cunningham is one of the founding members of the ICOSA Collective, an artist-run exhibition space in Austin TX. She currently holds a position as an Assistant Professor of Practice in the Department of Art and Art History at The University of Texas at Austin.

Games Y’all celebrates, amplifies, and supports the unique and underrepresented within indie games and beyond. We center diversity, community, curiosity, and play. As a program of The Museum of Human Achievement, we serve the indie games community with monthly meetups, off-beat game jams, and an active Discord server.

Moïa Jobin-Paré was born in 1978, and grew up in the countryside and in the city. She is a filmmaker at the crossroads of animation and photography. She has developed a unique and innovative scraping technique on silver photographs, using those images in her short films. She lives and works in Montreal.

Rachel Livedalen’s creative practice explores representations of femininity through the lens of art history and visual culture.  She earned her MFA in Printmaking from the University of Iowa and her BA from the University of Virginia.  Rachel is currently an Associate Professor at TCU and heads the printmaking area.  Her work has been supported by residencies at the Kala Art Institute, Virginia Creative Center for the Arts and A&H Museums-Maitland as well as by the art installation program of the historic Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia.  Her work is held in the collections of the Mulvane Art Museum, the Bradbury Art Museum, Soho House Austin, and UT Southwestern.  Rachel is represented by Erin Cluley Gallery in Dallas, TX and Ivester Contemporary in Austin, TX.

Shunsaku Hayashi (b.1992, Osaka) is a painter and experimental filmmaker, exploring the
intersection of experimental film, animation and painting. “Interstitial” (2017) won the Grand
Jury Prize for Animation Short at 23rd Slamdance Film Festival. “Railment” (2017) received the
Chris Frayne Award for Best Animated Film at the 55th Ann Arbor Film Festival. “Leaking Life”
(2019) was an official selection at several international film festivals, including Berlinale,
Annecy, Zagreb, and Raindance.

Sofia El Khyari grew up in Casablanca. She moved to Paris to study cultural management,
learning animation on her own. She directed her first short film and then obtained a Master’s
degree in animation at the Royal College of Art in London. Her films have been awarded and
screened at various international festivals.

Sumito Sakakibara (b. 1980, Hokkaido). Sumito graduated from the Royal College of Art, London, in 2004 with a MA degree in Animation. After spending 10 years in Europe, Sumito is now back in Japan, living and working in Nagano. He has recently completed a commissioned project, “Iizuna Fair,” for the prefectural Museum of Contemporary Art in Nagano where he presented a 25 meter panoramic projected installation animation. This work is now part of the museum’s permanent collection.

Susan Scafati is an American conceptual artist based in Austin, TX who explores how individual versus collective identities and personal versus cultural mythologies are constructed. She explores the iconography and materiality that contribute to the way meaning is organized and its impact on human experience. Scafati’s art plays with changing light refractions as a metaphor for “cultural lag”, a term which focuses on the lag between material culture — the technology, the infrastructure, the physical things— and immaterial culture — the rituals, the rules, the institutions.

Scafati makes installations, sculptures, and photo-based works. She is known for large-scale art installations, and her artwork has been exhibited in museums and galleries. Major commissions include a 111-foot installation featured at the Texas Cultural Trust’s Texas Medal of Arts Awards; a 4-story installation featured at the Facebook office; and a 2-story installation in the Austin Central Library windows.

Tammie Rubin (b. Chicago, Il) is an artist whose sculptural practice considers the intrinsic power of objects as signifiers, wishful contraptions, and mythic relics while investigating the tension between the readymade and the handcrafted. Using intricate motifs, Rubin delves into themes involving ritual, domestic and liturgical objects, mapping, migration, magical thinking, longing, and identity. Her installations open up dream-like spaces of unexpected associations and dislocations. Rubin received a BFA in both Ceramics and Art History from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and an MFA in Ceramics at the University of Washington in Seattle.

Rubin’s artwork has received reviews in online and print publications such as Artforum, Art in America, Glasstire, Austin American- Statesman, Austin Chronicle, Sightlines, fields, Conflict of Interest, Arts and Culture Texas, Ceramics: Art & Perception, and Ceramics Monthly. She founded Black Mountain Project along with fellow Austin-based artists Adrian Aguilera and Betelhem Makonnen, and she is a member of ICOSA Collective, a non-profit cooperative gallery. Born and raised in Chicago, Rubin lives in Austin, Texas where she is an Associate Professor of Ceramics & Sculpture at St. Edward’s University.

Weylin Neyra is a Nicaraguan self-taught artist whose work references the tensions of power balance in the world and within ourselves.

Latin heritage influences paintings with pastoral scenes and apparent indigenous figures. While at times subjects become indistinct, Weylin uses oils as a medium to create surreal elements of languid figures and visceral human eyes revealing themselves against blurred vivid landscapes, building a mystifying suspension between the subject, environment, and viewer. His work intends to portray musings of the human psyche and inspire cross-cultural connections.