photo by: Eric McNatt

photo by: Eric McNatt

BIO:

Topiary aka Samuael Topiary aka S. Topiary Landberg is an interdisciplinary media artist | curator | writer and educator.

Topiary’s doctoral research focuses on the media histories of the urban landscape. They would love to classes in documentary history, experimental media-making, queer film, race & representation on screen, archives & found footage, the essay film, moving image landscapes, media geography, nonlinear storytelling, landscape visual studies, improvisational media-making, dance film, performance art & media, and eco-cinema.
            • cartography documentary
            • landscape film/moving image art
            • environmental visual art and media
            • essay and experimental film forms

They seek to join with all forces for environmental and urban justice and social equity. Topiary utopia envisions a world without national borders, and with a direct action activist commitment to working in community. Their current creative work and research concerns cataloging the wide variety of landscape documentary practices, collective subjectivities, environmental activism, urban studies, gentrification and spatial forms of digital storytelling.