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Max Zara Bernstein

Max Zara Bernstein (they/them) was born in Buffalo, NY. They are a lifelong multi-instrumentalist, filmmaker, performer, designer, conceptual artist and scuba diver. They studied experimental film and video production, at the University at Buffalo, and film production and studio art at the University of Colorado at Boulder. They have worked and toured as a technical artist with the media-based theater company Wooster Group, and as a video and sound designer with Michelle Ellsworth, Kaki King, Cindy Kleine, Aynsley Vandenbroucke, Sam Kim, Morgan Gould, Becca Blackwell, and Ondine Geary. In addition, they are one half of the piano harp duo Outlier, a founding member of media art performance group the Flinching Eye Collective, a video artist for Friends Of The Tank, drummer and video designer for the band Eupana, and composer and sound engineer at Tribal Studio. They are currently Clinical Assistant Professor the Sidney Poitier New American Film School as well as as associate director for the Geometric Media Lab in the School of Arts Media and Engineering in the Arizona State University Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts. Max is currently based in Seattle, WA.