Dividing her time between Los Angeles and Santa Cruz, Nicole Antebi works mostly in video, installation, and animation. She recently developed a series of animated documentaries about historical figures who brought water to the west in grandiose and destructive ways. Water, CA: Creative Visualizations for a New Millennium, co-edited with Enid Baxter Ryce, is an anthology/website which was the focus of a 2011 exhibition and festival at the Crocker Art Museum and will be the basis of an upcoming exhibition at the Armory Center for the Arts, entitled Facing the Sublime in Water, CA, opening October 6, 2012. Other 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). www.nicoleantebi.com
Enid Baxter Ryce's artworks have exhibited internationally and have been written about in the New York Times, Artforum, ArtReview and in the J. Paul Getty Museum's survey, California Video. Her films were recently complied on the dvd, A Film is a Burning Place, (Aurora Video, 2009.) She has won several grants, including from the California Council of the Humanities, the Durfee Foundation, and Kodak Film, for projects that address landscape, environment, history and community. Her recent projects are www.planetord.com and www.local909er.com . Faculty member and Department Chair of Teledramatic Arts at California State University, Monterey Bay, she teaches classes on film and community – based media arts.