Working collaboratively since 2004, Dee Hibbert-Jones and Nomi Talisman engage in dialogues about power, politics and emotions. Their work investigates the ways individuals manage power systems from the mundane to the extreme, through videos, sculpture, installation and public work. Their projects galvanize voices and elicit opinions from the public that are seldom heard; giving voice to stories that lie below the surface, reaching beyond conventional methods of communication, they draw social, cultural, and political metaphors from everyday life.
Dee Hibbert-Jones is an Academy Award nominated filmmaker who works with Nomi Talisman on film, new media and art projects that address critical social issues. They were awarded the Filmmaker Award 2015 by the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke. Their animated documentary Last Day of Freedom won Best Short the IDA and was nominated for an Oscar. Hibbert-Jones is a Guggenheim Fellow, a MacDowell Colony Fellow, a Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Fellow and Headlands Center For the Arts Alumni. She is Associate Professor of Art and Digital Art New Media at the University of California, Santa Cruz, where she founded and co-directs SPARC at UCSC a Social and Environmental Research Center.
Nomi Talisman is an Academy Award nominated filmmaker who works with Dee Hibbert-Jones on film, new media and art projects that address critical social issues.
Their animated documentary Last Day of Freedom won Best Short the IDA (2015), as well as numerous film festivals (Full Frame, Hamptons, Tallgrass and others), and was nominated for a Best Documentary Short Subject Academy Award©. Talisman is a Guggenheim Fellow, a MacDowell Colony Fellow, a Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Fellow and was Awarded the 2016 California Public Defenders Association Gideon Award. She was born in Israel, lives and works in San Francisco.