Place is a reflection of self and community. As a digital media artist, I combine video, photography, music, and mixed media to explore relationships to land, culture, history, and responsibility. Using meditative and documentary approaches to explore the intersection of art and science. I gather and combine images, maps, objects, and data to inspire and guide my trajectory.
Making immersive experiences, I’ve developed video projections for theater, designed collaborative music applications with authoring software and analog phones, and directed documentaries on land use and cultural preservation that garnered awards in film festivals and were featured in education lessons nationally.
In 2018 and 2019, I traveled to rural Latvia where my grandmother was born, to develop work using video, drawing, and performance, to reveal layers of ancestral Jewish history embedded in the buildings and pathways of an 800-year-old town that hosts, what was, the country’s first synagogue.
Now based in El Dorado County, CA, I’m developing digital images and site-specific experiences mixing memory and awareness of watershed and forest habitats. I see my work as an intentional collaboration with the region and community, co-founding Myrtle Tree Arts in 2022 as a shared home for local artistic ideas and expressions.
-Ameera (Amee) Evans Godwin
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
Music, Media, and Real World Data
Presented by American River Conservancy & Myrtle Tree Arts
April 23, 2022, Wakamatsu Farm, Placerville, CA
Theatrical Music Production in Commemoration of WWI
October 2018, Evora, Portugal
Collecting Karma from Small Neglects: Three Meditations
Screening, SERDE Apple Festival Sept. 2018, Aizpute, Latvia
Interpretations of Commons Ground, "Interpreting the Ground We Walk On, Osceola Gallery, "April 7th - June 3rd, 2018
Artist Grant/Fellowship Award 2022 Gloria Burt Sacramento Region Arts Fellowship (Sacramento Region Community Foundation)
Arts Leader Fellowship
Arts Leadership for the Future, Silicon Valley
Film Festival Awards
Foundation OBRAS - Portugal Artist Residency
September - October 2018