Juan Devis is a Public Media producer, whose work crosses across platforms – video, film, interactive media and gaming. His work, regardless of the medium is often produced collaboratively allowing for a greater exchange of ideas in the production of media.
Devis is currently the Director of Program Development and Production for the largest independent television station in the United States, KCET. Devis has charted the stations’ new Arts and Culture initiative, Artbound, consisting of a television series, an online networked cultural hub and the creation programmatic partnerships with cultural institutions in Southern California. In addition, Devis has spear headed a new slate of series that are either in production or development, some of these include the Presidential Japan Prize Winner Departures, Live @ the Ford among others.
For over a decade, Devis has worked with a number of non-profit organizations and media arts institutions in Los Angeles serving as producer, director, educator and board member. Some of these include: The City Project - Outpost for Contemporary Art - PBS World - LA Freewaves - OnRamp Arts - Center for Innovative Education – Los Feliz Charter School For the Arts
LOCATION: Los Angeles/Bogotá
WHAT INSPIRES ME: Finding a place I can call home
FAVORITE PLACE TO GET AWAY IN MY AREA: Los Angeles River
FAVORITE WRITERS: Clarice Lispector, Helen Cixous, Gabriel García Marquez, Patricia Highsmith, DJ Waldie, Rubén Martinez, Julio Cortázar
ARTIST/CREATIVE YOU’D WANT TO HAVE LUNCH WITH:
Reiner Werner Fassbinder + Michelangelo Antonioni + Sam Peckinpah (deceased) Keith Jarret
MOST OVER-HYPED ARTIST: So many I don’t even know where to start.
PERFECT SOUNDTRACK FOR WRITING: Often silence…
WHY I LOVE WHERE I LIVE: Los Angeles is not easy – this city makes you work hard to love.
ART YOU MAKE (IF YOU MAKE ANY...): ARTBOUND, DEPARTURES, TROPICAL AMERICA….
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Funding bubbles, cultural deserts and the politics of access to the arts in the 21st century.
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Noir, sunshine and dystopia create a multi-ethnic narrative that is read, watched and admired around the globe.
Multi-hyphenate works that combine disciplines, remix dogmas, and reinvent the wheel.
A dialogue between cultures, the music of our state serves up the California dream like no other artform.
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