As a digital photographer and visual artist, I've been working in video and mixed media for more than three decades, creating site-specific projections and other media/music experiences. Based in Northern California, my work is a meditative investigation of life-force energy, mood, color and form using layered or collaged elements drawn from landscape, historical and scientific data, and experiences related to nature, identity, and the body.
While working in the film business in my early days, and in technology and education during the last few decades, my art began by combining analog and digital video imagery, as well as explorations in web applications. As a video artist, I've created and collaborated on immersive musical and theatrical performances. My mixed media work combines digital photographs with vintage stills, found video, topographical maps, and other illustrations, with pencil, paint, mixed media, and digital processing and printing.
-Ameera (Amee) Godwi
Masters Degree, Interactive Telecommunications Program, Tisch School of the Arts, New York University
Bachelor of Arts, Media Study, Art and Performance, University of Buffalo Center for Media Study
Fellowship, Arts Leadership for the Future, Silicon Valley, CA, Two-year mentor program
Film & Media Awards: American Film & Video Festival, CINE Golden Eagle, Earthwatch Film Awards, Native American Film Festival, World Women’s Congress Film and Video Showcase, Birmingham Film and Video Festival.
Video Projection for Music/Theatre:
Concert "Dogon aLive 2020", California; Musical Performance "I Am the Size of What I See" (Dogon, Portugal, 2018); Dogon Concert Series (Latvia, Estonia, Finland, 2016); Romeo & Juliet (Coastal Rep, California, 2016); The Elephant Man (Brava Theatre, San Francisco, 2015); Alice in Wanderland (Coastal Rep, California, 2015).
Music, Media, and Real World Data
American River Conservancy | Myrtle Tree Arts
April 23, 2022, Wakamatsu Farm, Placerville, CA
Theatrical Music Production
October 2018, Evora, Portugal
Public Video Screening
September, 15, 2018, SERDE, Aizpute, Latvia
Interpretations of Commons Ground,
"Interpreting the Ground We Walk On"
April 7th - June 3rd, 2018, Osceola Gallery