Kate Parsons is a video artist and educator living in Los Angeles. She obtained her M.F.A. in Media Arts from UCLA in June of 2015, and completed her M.A. in Digital Art and Video in May of 2013. She also holds a B.F.A. in Fine Art and Graphic Design.
Much of Kate’s practice involves the marriage of the visual and the aural, working with musicians and dancers to create inventive audio-visual experiences.
Her work has appeared on MOCA.tv, VICE’s The Creators Project, The Museum of The Moving Image, Hammer.org, FringeArts in Philadelphia, and Summer Stage in New York City. She has had the pleasure of working with director Mark Pellington and musicians such as Silversun Pickups, Kid606, Baths, Daedelus, MAST, Ruth B and RYAT.
Kate’s work can often be seen in a variety of venues around Los Angeles, including Machine Project, Human Resources, Cinefamily, Ghosting.tv, Coaxial, and Prism Pipe.
Ben Vance is a VR veteran and director who explores emerging technology, art and design. He has worked with Electronic Arts, independent game studios, galleries, VR startups, and with hummingbirds on back patios surrounded by succulents. His work has been shown at festivals and institutions such as Sundance, OMCA, and IndieCade. He is a founding member of Glitch City, an LA-based art / tech / game collective and Buffalo Vision, his company specializing in games and interactive VR.
His education, experience, and interests encompass many disciplines, giving him a holistic foundation for navigating the possibilities of interactive media. His current focus is exploring VR as a unique and paradigm-shifting medium through experiences like the otherworldly space experience, Irrational Exuberance.
FLOAT plays well with others, including Within, Sprueth Magers, Kaleidoscope VR, and frequent collaborators Veve, media artist Camella daEun Kim, and VJ Cindy Lin.