Films and Filmmakers: A Collection of Works by Michael Leeser
Tom Leeser is a digital media artist, educator, curator and writer. He is the Program Director of the Art and Technology Program in the School of Art and the Director of the Center for Integrated Media at the California Institute of the Arts.
Tom's film and video work along with his interactive installations and public performances have been shown at Telic Arts Exchange, MassMoca, The Santa Monica Museum of Art, The Kitchen, The Millennium, The Knitting Factory, Siggraph and film and video festivals worldwide. Tom's projects have received support from Art Matters, Creative Time and the Daniel Langlois Foundation.
Tom's recent curatorial projects include 'Radical Cosmologies, ISEA2012', 'Indirect Intention- A Home and Garden Intervention at the Museum of Jurassic Technology and the Center for Land Use Interpretation', 'Future Imaginary' for the Ben Maltz Gallery at the Otis College of Art and Design, 'The Lament Project - An Evening at the Manual Archives', 'Underground Cinemamachine' for Machine Project and 'Object Lessons' for Gigantic Artspace in New York. Tom is also an editor and producer with the web based journal and curatorial project- viralnet.net.
Films and Filmmakers is a program of the The Film Institute at Montclair State, an initiative of the College of the Arts. The program features weekly visits of filmmakers who come to speak about their work and profession. The series, open to both University students and the general public, welcomes audience questions while being a unique forum to hear inside stories from some of the most innovative filmmakers working in the field today.