Zak Loyd and Melanie Clemmons
Simulation of a post-human speculative future nature preserve. Created by "Clemmons & Loyd" 2019
Clemmons & Loyd is a collaboration between Melanie Clemmons and Zak Loyd. We have worked together since 2009, composing immersive video installations, developing net.art pieces, and providing visual support for live music across USA/URL landscapes.
Melanie Clemmons is a new media artist interested in the effects of technology on society, culture, animals, & the environment. She makes videos, net art, installations, & VR experiences. Clemmons toured with Pussy Riot performing visuals during their first North American tour & has collaborated on several of their music videos. Her work has been shown at, among others: HeK, the Whitney Museum of American Art, Gene Siskel Film Center, & Echo Park Film Center. She is an assistant professor at SMU in Dallas, TX.
Zak Loyd is a multimedia artist and educator interested in the mystical ramifications of archaic and contemporary video technologies. His intermodal work takes the form of installation, performance, and network-based compositions. He has shown at The Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver; Rhizome at The New Museum; and Casa Maauad, Mexico D.F. He is currently a Visual Art Technician and Adjunct Faculty in New Media Art at the University of North Texas.