Alison S. M. Kobayashi (director, performer, researcher, co-author, co-producer)
Alison S. M. Kobayashi makes short videos and performances that have been exhibited widely in Canada, the United States and overseas. She was a guest artist at the 2008 Flaherty Film Seminar and her body of work was a Spotlight Presentation at Video Out, Jakarta International Film Festival, Indonesia and is a 2016 Yaddo and MacDowell Colony fellow. In 2012, she was commissioned by Les Subsistances in Lyon, France to produce her first live performance, Defense Mechanism. Alison S. M Kobayashi was born in Mississauga, Ontario and is based in Toronto and Brooklyn, NY where she is the Director of Special Projects at UnionDocs.
Christopher Allen (co-author, co-producer, dramaturgy, technical design)
Christopher Allen is a producer of documentary media projects and a programmer of multi-disciplinary events. After graduating from Columbia University and studying at Trinity College Dublin, he co-founded UnionDocs, a Center for Documentary Art, and has been responsible for the organization’s growth from grassroots as the Executive Artistic Director. He has initiated many collaborative projects, uniting the creative efforts of hundreds of artists, documentary makers and communities, including Living Los Sures, Documenting Mythologies, Capitol of Punk and Yellow Arrow, which have been exhibited in festivals, galleries, and museums internationally. For the past two years, he has been included in Brooklyn Magazine’s list of the 100 most influential people in Brooklyn culture. He collaborates on media and performance projects with artist A.S.M. Kobayashi.
Bartosz Gawdzik (graphic design, bookwork design)
Bartosz Gawdzik is an interdisciplinary designer working mainly for cultural institutions. Past clients include the Art Gallery of Ontario, Bortolami Gallery, Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival, Contact Gallery, Diaz Contemporary, Erin Stump Projects, Goodwater Gallery, Musagetes Foundation, Mendel Art Gallery, Non-Objectif Sud, Gallery TPW, UnionDocs.
Michał Dudek (table design & build)
Michal Dudek is a Toronto based graphic designer. In 2008 he graduated from OCADU with a Bachelor of Design in graphic communication. He works at Puncture Design, Bruce Mau Design, and Small Design, producing brands for clients such as OCADU, SONOS, Harvard GSD, Sri Lanka Archive of Contemporary Art, Architecture & Design, The Institute for Canadian Citizenship and their project Six Degrees Citizen Space. He is part of workparty, an evolving collective of artists and designers who produce collaboratively made projects and installations.
Additional Team Members
Sarah Keeling (operator)
Abby Lord (operator)
Eleanor Kobayashi (box office)
Steve Espinola (wire preservation, digitization, & research contributor)
Richard Perri (table design & build)
Sarah Lerner (associate producer)
Jenny Miller (communications& box office)
Amanda Angel (publicity)
LynnAnn Klotz (legal)
Chloe Prahl (installation assistant)
Kim Simon, Sam Cotter, Steve Espinola, Bartosz Gawdzik, Michał Dudek, Richard Perri, Sarah Lerner, Jenny Miller, Lucila Moctezuma, George Kobayashi, Eleanor Kobayashi, Erin Kobayashi, Rick Allen, Mary Cekay Allen, Marlo Hwang, Emma Wright, Chris Braden, Small Project Studio, Gary Hall, Alison Cooley, Nicole Cropley, Johanna Linsley, Amanda Angel, LynnAnn Klotz, George Nakamura, Alice Nakamura, Scott Norkin, the Norkin Digital team, John McCartney, the Art and Art History Program, Michael Petrucelly, Elizabeth Wollman, AbleCine, Jim Findlay, Alicia Fletcher, Lippe, Gallery TPW and the Newburge Family.
Say Something Bunny! was supported by
UnionDocs Center for Documentary Art, Gallery TPW, Canada Council for the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts, Ontario Arts Council, Toronto Arts Council, Brooklyn Arts Council, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, Yaddo, The MacDowell Colony, Gendai Gallery, AbelCine and Norkin Digital.