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Malic Amalya & Nathan Hill
MALIC AMALYA & NATHAN HILL are queer artists who make experimental films, video, and expanded cinema with electronic musical scores. Visceral and cacophonous, their films traverse gritty landscapes of abandoned buildings, melting celluloid, video static, and leather on skin. Collaborating since 2014, they live and work in Oakland, California.
Malic and Nathan’s video, Magnetic Resonance, played at the Museum of Northwest Art and won a 2016 Audience Choice Award at the Crossroads Artist-Made Film and Video Festival in San Francisco. Their 16mm film, Vaseline, is distributed by Collectif Jeune Cinema in Paris and has screened in Paris, Berlin, New York City, Chicago, Seattle, and San Francisco. Additionally, they have performed Towards the Death of Cinema (16mm performance with live sound) at MIX NYC, the Nightingale Cinema in Chicago, Microlights in Milwaukee, and in the San Francisco’s Cinematheque’s Perpetual Motion series.
MALIC is an Adjunct Professor at the California College of the Arts. He holds an MA in History and Theory of Contemporary Art from the San Francisco Art Institute. The San Francisco Bay Guardian honored Malic with a 2014 GOLDIE Award in Film. Malic’s film Gold Moon, Sharp Arrow won Best Experimental Film at the 2012 Northwest Filmmaker’s Festival. From 2010 to 2016, Malic was the experimental curator for Twist: The Seattle Queer Film Festival.
NATHAN is a visual artist and musician originally from Chicago. He has had A/V performances in San Francisco, Oakland, Chicago, Milwaukee, Austin, and Canada. His primary focus is working with analog video, with emphasis on tactile manipulation and heavy queer aesthetics. He is particularly interested in synchronizing of drum machines and modular synthesizers with video processing. Nathan is also very passionate about Hi8 video.