hogan alexander seidel
experimental still & moving image art


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Hogan Seidel, b. 1991 

Born and raised in the American South, Hogan Seidel is an interdisciplinary artist with a creative presence in Boston and Seattle. Their moving image art has been featured in prestigious festivals, including Alchemy, Analogica, Onion City, and Istanbul Experimental. Their work has been shown at museums and galleries such as the Belvedere Contemporary Art Museum, The Boston Center for the Arts, Cyber Arts New Media Gallery, Fountain Street Gallery, Gallery 263, and the Clemente. Hogan has received funding and support for their work from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, Collective Futures, and the United States Artists Grant. They are a recent alum of the Studios at MASS MoCA Artist Residency.

Hogan holds a BFA and MFA in Media Art from Emerson College and an M.Ed in Arts Education from Harvard. Hogan has taught experimental film, art history, and digital media art as affiliated faculty at Emerson College, the University of Massachusetts Lowell, and Evergreen State College. They are currently working with the Interbay Cinema Society to host workshops on experimental filmmaking for Seattle artists out of the Northwest Film Forum. They are also the co-editor of Analog Cookbook, a biannual journal with UNC Press dedicated to promoting accessibility in celluloid filmmaking.

Their artistic practice encompasses various mediums, including analog moving image film (super 8, 16mm, 35mm, 70mm), photography, sculpture, and new media. Their work incorporates techniques centered in experimental film and photographic traditions such as direct animation, photochemical abstraction, cyanotype, phytogrammetry, found footage, optical printing, and in-camera editing.

Hogan's current artistic research delves into queer ecologies, queer and trans public panic, the policing of queer people in public spaces, gender essentialism, transgender identity in the digital realm, and the radical queer possibilities of digital bodies and virtual spaces. Through this amalgamation of mediums and techniques involving elements of chemistry, plants, the human body, digital fabrications, and abstraction, Hogan seeks to challenge the notion of human exceptionalism and envision a world closer to queer liberation where the concepts of 'natural' and 'unnatural' are obsolete.

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