T. Foley

T. Foley is a video artist and media literacy consultant who shares strategies and techniques for using digital media consumer tools as a means for creative expression and community reflection. She received her BA in English Literature from Duquesne University, and studied filmmaking, video production, and Balinese painting and woodcarving techniques as an independent student. Her motion pictures have screened internationally, and she has received fellowships from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts and the Pittsburgh Foundation.

Below/abajo: Hazardous Materials, 2004. Running time: 4:30

Video featuring a hazmat worker action-figure, an important post 9/11 cultural artifact, an odd and distant relation to toy soldiers or G.I. Joe. Shot and edited in slide-show, film strip and animated sequences, Foley paired text about hazmat workers from a career web site with photographic images of the hazmat figure out in the actual world.

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