BFA, Film, Animation, Video, Rhode Island School of Design; MFA, The Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts at Bard College
Tammy Marie Dudman, who exhibits under the name T. Marie, is a trans-disciplinary, time-based media artist and animator.
She is recognized for developing and honing a process that manipulates the intrinsic properties of a pixel to create moving images she terms, Time Based Pixel Paintings and Time Based Pixel Drawings. Her works have screened and exhibited worldwide at such venues as the New York Film Festival, International Film Festival Rotterdam, The Oberhausen Short Film Festival, Hong Kong International Film Festival, including twelve films with world premieres at the preeminent Toronto International Film Festival. In 2013 – 14, T. Marie was awarded a Radcliffe-Harvard Film Studies Fellowship from the Radcliffe Institute for Advance Studies at Harvard University, where she was supported for her pioneering work with moving images. In 2014, while at Radcliffe, T. Marie launched her first solo exhibition titled, Liminal Pixels, and had a public presentation of her work at the Harvard Film Archive.
BS Northern Michigan University; MFA University of Iowa
Stephen Wardell (he/they) is a queer filmmaker from the Midwest. They approach filmmaking as a lifelong, personal practice. His reasons for making films are always shifting, but often it comes from a desire to build community through a group production. Other times it is a desire for a solitary, mindful process. Their work ranges from experimental 16mm practices to documentary to fiction filmmaking. They are interested in queer filmmaking not as a process of increased representation in an industry, but as an anti-industry phenomenological process of interrogating production hierarchies, narrative elements, and film form. He often works in collaboration with his large family, and is interested in situating his process with the people, places, and spaces that are close to his heart.
Before seriously pursuing filmmaking, Stephen studied philosophy and worked in an adult foster home for developmentally disabled adults. He has also served in AmeriCorps, and worked for the state of Michigan trying to increase post-secondary education attainment in low-income high schools. These jobs were meaningful but exhausting, and filmmaking became a way to balance a service-oriented life with play, the pursuit of joy, and queer expression. This search for balance continues to be a defining theme in their life and work.
Recent screenings include: Visions du Réel, Switzerland; L’Alternativa Independent Film Fest, Barcelona; Fringe! Queer Film Fest, London; ULTRAcinema, Mexico; Ann Arbor Film Festival; and Chicago Underground Film Festival. In 2020 they were the winner of the Emerging Artist jury award at the Mimesis Documentary Festival.