hello. I’m Sid Branca.

still from Enter Body Into Field, a forthcoming feature-length science fiction-ish essay film

still from Enter Body Into Field, a forthcoming feature-length science fiction-ish essay film

 

I’m an interdisciplinary artist based (loosely) in Chicago. I use they/them pronouns.

I make videos, live performances (often with video or sound elements), books & texts & spoken word pieces, music & sound works, new media & multimedia projects, and even occasionally installations and stand-alone still images.

My artistic work often combines pop culture, classical tragedy, and speculative autobiography to explore how technology and mass culture impact our experience of the human body in the physical world. I’m heavily influenced by the genre tropes of science fiction, horror, epic tragedy, and the music video, and their entanglement with the IRL. Areas of interest include virtual identity, poetic translation, and the theatrical tragedies of ancient Greece and tabloid magazines.

I teach in the Film, Video, New Media, and Animation department of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

I do projection design for theatre and live music, and am a company member with First Floor Theater.

You can also hire me as a music video director, an actor, a video editor, and an arts writer.

Briana Finegan and I co-host American Vampire, a podcast about the Twilight franchise.

On social media, I’m currently most active on instagram, but you can also follow me on twitter, facebook, letterboxd, and vimeo. You can also get in touch via the content form below, or email me at sid[at]sidbranca.com.

 
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