Kristine Diekman

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    Kristine Diekman is a media artist and educator working in documentary and experimental film, new media, sound, drawing, and community-based media. Her recent media projects focus on water and environmental justice, proposing new frameworks for political ecologies of water in California, USA. As an educator, she facilitates international workshops in digital storytelling and physical computing that lead participants through writing, craft, computing, and sound production to create interactive tactile audio interfaces to tell their stories. She is a Full Professor in the Art, Media & Design Department at California State University where she teaches media theory and production, and sound studies. She has received numerous awards and grants, and presents her work world-wide.


    Kristine Diekman is Professor at California State University San Marcos, U.S.A. She produces and directs experimental and documentary socially-engaged media projects. She has won awards and grants for her internationally screened media from California Arts Council, California Humanities Community Stories, Paul Robeson Foundation, ZKM, New York State Council on the Arts, New York Foundation for Art, The Keck Foundation and others. Her work is in such esteemed collections as the Getty Center, CA, Fales Library, NYC, Video Out, Vancouver, The Kitchen, NY, and the Lux Center, London. She is Director of Video in the Community, a program that collaborates with organizations and individuals to enact social change. Her current project, Run Dry, is a series of films and stories of water scarcity from California’s Central Valley region.


    Kristine Diekman & Tony Allard, California State University, San Marcos, California, USA.


    Kristine Diekman, California State University San Marcos, Arts and Technology Program, San Marcos, US.


    Kristine Diekman is a video artist and educator currently living in Kansas City where she is Assistant Professor at Kansas City Art Institute. She will be moving to San Diego in the Fall of 1997 where she will be organizing a new video program at California State University at San Marcos and teaching in the Department of Visual and Performing Arts. Before moving to Kansas City, she lived and worked in N.Y.C. as an on-line editor. Her work shows and is distrib­uted internationally, most recently at the New York Video Festival, Lincoln Center; Pandemonium at the Institute for Contemporary Art, London; and the European Media Arts Festival in Osnabrück.

    She has received grants and awards from the New York Foundation for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts, The Women’s Project of the Funding Exchange, and most recently from the Missouri State Council on the Arts. She has curated and presented video programs nationally including Language and Disorder, and Vernacular War Landscapes: Writing Over the Maps, at University of Arizona’s Videotensions. She received an undergraduate degree in English Literature and Chinese Studies, and an M.F.A. in sculpture from R.I.S.D.


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  • San Marcos, United States of America

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