Altered Esthetics is proud to welcome Ari Newman and Chelsea Arden Parker to Altered Esthetics. Both are incoming board members that will co-lead our film festival. Jes Reyes is finishing out her board term this year and excited to train them in! Jes founded the festival in 2014. The 4th season is an ARTshare event and will present at The Southern Theater June 1-3, 2017. More info here: www.aefilmfest.weebly.com.
Ari Newman has curated the Ae Film Festival for the past two years. She works as a videographer/photographer for Patrick's Cabaret and as a Barista at Peace Coffee. In her spare time, she enjoys drawing with Pilot V7 pens, going to the Trylon to get nutritional yeast on her popcorn, and overthinking every decision she makes. She is absolutely thrilled to be taking over the position of Festival Co-director.
Chelsea Arden Parker is a video and new media artist living in Minneapolis. She is currently working as a freelance video editor and has previously taught media literacy in youth afterschool programs and studio instruction at local cable access stations. She is also currently the curator and co-organizer of Feminist Video Quarterly, a community and quarterly screening for non-binary and female-identified artists. She is excited to join the Altered Esthetics team as the Co-Festival Director for the Ae Film Fest.
Chelsea’s artistic practice includes photography, animation, puppetry, non-narrative video production and video installation. The majority of her work revolves around creating tangible explanations from self-reflection, including sculptures actualizing depressive states and video installations of dream-world characters. Her work has been shown in galleries locally and internationally.