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Shaun Irons and Lauren Petty are Brooklyn based artists who make multidisciplinary performances, multi-channel installations, experimental films, documentaries, as well as interactive video scores to accompany live performance.

Currently, they are developing All Over Everywhere, a trans-disciplinary, media and performance installation, which engages connections and confrontations between human beings, technology and the environment. They are also working to complete Bye For Now, an elegiac documentary that offers a meditation on loss, mortality, and location, using water as a metaphor for the variable flow of time and memory.

Recently, they premiered their live cine-performance Why Why Always at Abrons Arts Center in fall 2017. Drawing on a variety of sources, including Jean-Luc Godard's prescient 1965 film Alphaville, Why Why Always explores the rapidly evolving relationship between man and machine, considering the multifarious effects of technology on our collective consciousness.

Shaun and Lauren's hybrid work has been has been exhibited in diverse locations in New York and internationally including BAM's Next Wave Festival, The Brooklyn Museum, Abrons Arts Center, The Chocolate Factory, Anthology Film Archives, REDCAT (Los Angeles), Z Space (San Francisco), CURRENTS New Media Festival (Santa Fe), Rencontres Paris/Berlin, The Venice Biennale, and the Museo Nacional Havana (Havana, Cuba).

They have received numerous awards in support of their work including two NYFA Fellowships, multiple grants from the NEA, NYSCA, Jerome Foundation, Greenwall Foundation, Experimental Television Center, the Asian Cultural Council, Bel Geddes Design Fund, Mertz Gilmore Foundation, as well as creative residencies from The MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, Harvestworks, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Signal Culture, BAU Institute at The Camargo Foundation, the Bogliasco Foundation, and the Tokyo Wonder Site. Their video design work has been seen at venues such as St. Ann's Warehouse, The Public Theater, The Kitchen, HERE, PS 122, EMPAC, REDCAT, Pompidou Center, Prototype Festival, Holland Dance Festival, the Venice Biennale, and the Brooklyn Academy of Music.

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