Collide Arts / Steve Parker

Collide Arts is a nonprofit organization that creates art projects at the intersection of performance, sculpture, and social practice. We partner with local arts organizations, community groups, and artists to combine community outreach, education, and artistry to serve as a catalyst for innovative, engaging, and empowering performance.

Steve Parker is an interdisciplinary artist who creates communal, democratic work to examine systems of control, interspecies behavior, and forgotten histories. His projects include elaborate civic rituals for humans, animals, and machines; listening sculptures made from salvaged marching band instruments that are modeled after obsolete WWII acoustic locators; and cathartic transportation symphonies for operators of cars, pedicabs, and bicycles. His work has been featured at Art Basel Miami, the Blanton Museum of Art, the Asian Arts Initiative, the Fusebox Festival, the Crystal Bridges Museum of Art, and the Contemporary Austin. He worked previously as a Fulbright Scholar in Germany, a Harrington Scholar at UT Austin, and has been awarded support from the National Endowment for the Arts, ArtPlace, Mid American Arts Alliance, New Music USA, the Copland Foundation, and the Puffin Foundation.

Collaborating Artists

Yuliya Lanina is a Russian-born American multimedia artist. Her projects are not confined to one art form but exist at the intersection of visual and performing arts, technological innovation, and social issues like gender perception, sexual objectification and violence, loss, and motherhood. Lanina’s multimedia works and performances have awarded her invitations to many shows, art fairs, festivals, and conferences, as well as to the SIGGRAPH Asia (Japan); 798 Beijing Biennial (China); Seoul International Media Art Biennial (Korea); KunstFilm Bienalle (Germany), Cleveland Institute of Art (OH); Seoul Art Museum (Korea); Moscow Museum of Modern Art (Russia); Fusebox (TX); SEAUMUS (OR), and the Creative Tech Week (New York City). Lanina is Lecturer at the Department of Arts and Entertainment Technologies at The University of Texas at Austin.

Austin Soundwaves provides high quality music education to artistically-underserved youth as a means to strengthen resiliency and awaken intrinsic motivation to learn, create, and achieve.

Martín received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from The University of Texas at San Antonio in 2003.  He is a multidisciplinary New Media artist with an emphasis in performance art, both locally and internationally, having recently performed at the Capilla del Arte in Puebla City, the Museo Soumaya in Mexico City and Hotel Pupik in Scheifling, Austria.  His art is part of both private and public collections.  Martín is working on his thesis as a Master of Fine Arts student at UTSA, and is a contributing member of the UTSA New Media Collective.

From sanitation workers to firefighters, Allison Orr creates award-winning choreography with unlikely performers. Inspired by the beauty and virtuosity in the practiced, habitual movement of labor, Allison’s dances feature the choreography of work that sustains our everyday lives.

Mose Buchele is KUT’s energy and environment reporter. He has been on staff at KUT since 2009, covering local and state issues. He’s has also worked as a blogger on politics and an education reporter at his hometown paper in Western Massachusetts.

Alex Keller is an audio artist, sound designer, curator and teacher based in Austin, Texas. His work is in the media of performance, installation, and recorded release, and reflects his interests in architecture, language, abstraction and music.

Heloise Gold lives in Austin, Texas. She is a performing artist, choreographer, dancer, comedian, T’ai Chi/Qi Gong instructor and co-founder of Art From the Streets, a project for homeless artists. In 2015 she was inducted into the Austin Arts Hall of Fame.

Verena Gaudy is a contemporary ceramic artist, currently enrolled in the MFA program at UTSA, San Antonio, Texas. Born in Graz, Austria in 1975, she moved to Great Britain after high school graduation and achieved her BA(hons) from the University of Wales Institute Cardiff in 2005.

James Brush lives in Austin, TX where he teaches high school English. He earned his MA at the University of Texas at Austin where he was a James Michener Fellow at the Texas Center for Writers. He is author of several published books, including Birds Nobody Loves.

Martin Byhower is a science and environmental educator, writer, and editor; professional birding guide, habitat restoration specialist, consultant, and marine biologist. He is a past Audubon President.

Luke Quinton is a print+radio journalist in Austin, Texas & St. John’s, Newfoundland. He writes for the Austin American-Statesman, Gramophone, Maclean’s, & produces stories for fine radio programs: Marketplace, NPR, & PRX.

Vladimir Rannev (*1970, Moscow) is a composer and a lecturer at the St. Petersburg State University. Rannev is a recipient of a Gartow Stiftung scholarship (Germany, 2002), the winner of the Salvatore Martirano Award of the University Illinois (USA, 2009).

Cecily Parks is the author of two collections of poetry and editor of The Echoing Green: Poems of Fields, Meadows, and Grasses (Everyman’s Library, 2016). Her poems appear in The New Republic, The New Yorker, Tin House, and elsewhere. She teaches in the MFA Program at Texas State University.

Fusebox Performances