Los Angeles, USprimates,microbes,animation
Rachel Mayeri is an LA-based artist working at the intersection of art and science. Her videos, installations, and writing projects explore topics ranging from the history of special effects to the human animal. Commissioned by Arts Catalyst and receiving a major award from The Wellcome Trust, she created a film expressly for chimpanzees – "Primate Cinema: Apes as Family," which subsequently showed at Sundance, Berlinale, and Ars Electronica. Currently she is at work on a project about the R/V FLIP, a Cold War research vessel built to rotate 90 degrees to study waves and sonar, as part of Oceanographic Art and Science: Navigating the Pacific for Getty's 2024 PST Art x Science x LA. A guest curator of the Museum of Jurassic Technology and professor at Harvey Mudd College, she teaches courses such as Animal Media Studies, Art & Biology, and Stories from the Anthropocene.