What is Temporary Files?

A video publishing cooperative, online publication, streaming site, and remote residency.

Who are we?

Initiated by performance and digital media artist Tusia Dabrowska and interdisciplinary artist/curator Michelle Levy, Temp. Files is a rotating group of artists working between text, social engagement, and performance, committed to supporting each other in the process of creating new, experimental streaming video work. Starting with Season 3, Temp. Files is led by Tusia Dabrowska and Emily Brandt.

Why are we doing this?

In a moment where we can no longer rely solely on established IRL spaces to see, discuss, create, and disseminate art, we must create our own platforms and opportunities for each other where they don’t exist.

How does it work?

As we enter Season Two in March, 2022, two videos (in a departure from Season One which released one video at a time), resulting from a challenge to the artists to try something new, will be accessible for one month before they disappear. To see each month’s videos, click on the highlighted names on the home page. Videos will be released the first Monday of every month.

Each artist has two months of feedback and support from the cooperative (one month for concept development, one for production), followed by one month where the new video is streaming on the site. Interviews with new Season Two artists, conducted by another member of the group, will be published along with the video being released.

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