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Shonee Arroyo-KreimesCR/QC

Shonee Arroyo-Kreimes<sup>CR/QC</sup>
Shonee Arroyo-KreimesCR/QC

Shonee Arroyo-Kreimes (she/her) is a Canadian-Costa Rican digital media artist who uses video and speculative fiction as immersive potential to harbour depictions of artificial life. Her work wields technology as a contrasting metaphor to pin biological and technological life forms against one another as she perceives our hesitancy to accept emerging technological life as similar to our unconscious desire to separate from nature. In the virtual worlds she creates artificial creatures that borrow shapes, colours, and stories from the natural world while remaining singular. This is to inspire a newly discovered appreciation of the endangered, non-human world we too often take for granted, as her depictions embody humankind’s objective and narrow misunderstanding of the lives of plants and animals. Shonee holds a BFA in Film Animation and is an MFA candidate in Intermedia at Concordia University in Montréal.

Presented as part of the Montréal/Miami New Narratives Lab, organized by FilmGate Miami, MUTEK, the National Film Board of Canada and O Cinema.