Artist Bio:

I’m an interdisciplinary artist working in video and installation. My work explores themes of migration, intergenerational memory, and intersections between art and science, particularly in a post-soviet context. My work has been shown at Unit 115 and Union Gallery, and screened at Square Pegs and Reelout Queer Film and Media Festival. Upcoming shows include Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre.

Scientist Bio:

My research explores how gist extraction, the process of forming new knowledge from existing memories, may take place during a period of sleep. Specifically, I am interested in which aspects of sleep physiology are associated with these changes. Since memory changes during sleep are thought to implicate the hippocampus, I am also interested in exploring how individual differences in anterior and posterior hippocampal volumes may predict differential degrees of overnight gist extraction.