Nicholas Motyka is a New York City based maker of movies. After two years at SUNY Purchase studying film, Motyka left the program for New York City in the hopes of finding a facility in which to collaborate in making a new series of works. It wasn't long before he partnered with Ideal Glass Studio in the heart of the East Village. During Motyka's collaboration with Ideal Glass, he has worked on music videos, performance art films, documentaries, live event videos and a trilogy of estranged short films. Within the ideas that captivate him, story and plot take a backseat to emotion, movement and rhythm. As he continues to explore and discover, Motyka hopes to find new ideas that immerse himself and his ever growing group of talented collaborators into challenges of craft and process.
Edwin Torres (Poet)
Edwin Torres is the author of eight books of poetry, including, XoeteoX: the infinite word object (Wave Books-forthcoming), Ameriscopia (University of Arizona Press), and Yes Thing No Thing (Roof Books). He entered poetry through performance art in New York City's East Village in the early 90’s. The neighborhood’s diversity plus the combined forces of Dixon Place, The Nuyorican Poets Café, and The St. Marks Poetry Project, shaped his multi-disciplinary approach to language. He has performed worldwide and taught his process-oriented workshop, “Brainlingo: Writing The Voice Of The Body,” across the nation. Fellowships include; New York Foundation for the Arts, The Foundation for Contemporary Performance Art, The DIA Arts Foundation and The Poetry Fund. Anthologies include: American Poets in the 21st Century: The New Poetics Vol. 2, Angels of the Americlypse: New Latin@ Writing, Post-Modern American Poetry Vol. 2 and Aloud; Voices From The Nuyorican Poets Café. He was recently Creative Writing Fellow at The University of Pennsylvania, and part of The Drawing Center’s 2-year arts residency “Open Sessions” in NYC. He is currently editing an anthology to be published by Counterpath Press entitled, “Out Of Each Other: An Anthology On The Body In Language.”