Entertainment Arts

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Natasha Beste

Adjunct Faculty

BA, Wayne State University

nbeste@collegeforcreativestudies.edu

Natasha Beste

Research Interests:

Internationally recognized multi-media artist Natasha Beste is best known for her innovative video and audio experimentation. She uses narrative and documentary styles to create complex mixed media video art and her installations are symbolic environments that often incorporate hand-drawn animated video. Her works focus on the ideas revolving the body, mind, and trauma. Her goal is for audiences to experience something that is emotionally charging and provocative, evoking ideas relating to themselves, hoping this will spark dialogue about these personal topics.

Professional Experience:

Natasha began her career in media arts education in 2006 at the Detroit Film Center, designing and teaching video production workshops. She has continued to serve as a lead facilitator in neighborhood programs including Boll Family Y-Arts, Ladybug Studios, and Living Arts, serving Detroit Public Schools and multiple Detroit neighborhoods for over 13 years. She has worked as adjunct faculty at Wayne State University, Marygrove University, and College for Creative Studies. Her video production company, Gold House Media focuses on music videos, documentary, and television/podcast production. Their documentary work has helped socially progressive Detroit nonprofit organizations raise funds and win special award grants for vital programs. Music video clients have achieved national recognition through grassroots viral support, as well as distribution by major media outlets. Her latest video projects are in partnership with Kresge Arts in Detroit, highlighting the 2018 and 2019 fellows.

Significant Publications/Presentations/Exhibitions:

Video Art Screenings and Exhibitions:

2018
Anti-Shrine, ‘DAMNED,’ The Tangent Gallery, Detroit, MI

2017
Anti-Shrine, ‘The No Show,’ The Schvitz, Detroit, MI
KYBM, ‘Ann Arbor Film Festival,’ Ann Arbor, MI

2016
Search History, ‘Spectral Slumber,’ Assemble Sound, Detroit, MI

2015
Blueprint for a Weekend Binge, North End Studios, Detroit, MI
Full Moon Parasites, ‘Media City Film Festival,’ Windsor, ON
Cyclicity, ‘Dwelling Lightheartedly In The Futility Of Everything Multimedia Performance,’ MOCAD, Detroit, MI

2014
Full Moon Parasites, ‘Infrared Ultrasound,’ Detroit Contemporary, Detroit, MI
Mom’s House, ‘The Deep End,’ Whitdel Arts, Detroit, MI

Video Production Credits:

2019
Director & Editor, ‘Vulnerable’ by Tunde Olaniran, Music Video

2018
Director & Editor, ‘Varied Artists’ Kresge Arts in Detroit, Artist Spotlights

2017
Director & Editor, ‘Party of One’ Screen Dance
Director ‘Not Sorry Dance Show’ for Not Sorry Detroit Apparel, Promo Video 

2016
Director & Editor, ‘Namesake’ by Tunde Olaniran, Music Video