JULIE PERINI Julie Perini (Djerassi, 2014) creates experimental and documentary videos/films, installations, and live events. Her work often explores the areas between fact and fiction, staged and improvised, personal and political. Perini has exhibited and screened internationally at such venues as the Centre Pompidou-Metz, France; the Fuori Festival, Italy; Artists’ Television Access, San Francisco, CA; Visible Evidence XX, Stockholm; The Horse Hospital, London; Cornell Cinema, Ithaca, NY; and Microscope Gallery, New York, NY, among others. She has an MFA from the University of Buffalo and a BS from Cornell University. She is an assistant professor in the School of Art + Design at Portland State University. www.julieperini.org “I was intoxicated by all of Djerassi’s land, particularly first thing in the morning and at sunset: the oak and redwood forests, the rolling brown hills, the view of clouds rolling in from the Pacific. I loved being around writers, visual artists, a composer, a dancer, and another media artist. I value the cross-disciplinary conversations that arise in such groupings. When I emerged from my residency, I am pretty sure I have never felt better in my life. I felt physically strong, well-rested, focused, inspired, understood, and completely clear-headed and in touch with all aspects of my being.” Above: Djerassi Walk (video still), 2014, 4 minutes Right: Arresting Power: Resisting Police Violence in Portland, OR (stills), 2015, HD video with 16mm film, co-directed with Jodi Darby and Erin Yanke, 84 minutes (Note: Arresting Power is a mix of interviews, archival materials and other footage)