Candace Thompson

Candace Thompson by Zack Dezon

Candace Thompson

Candace Thompson is a media maker and land steward fascinated by the feedback loops of ecology, economics, culture, history, media, and daily human interaction. They make video, audio, web, and social practice projects that examine and challenge the truths we purportedly hold to be self-evident. Perhaps they aren’t so self-evident after all.

Thompson's current projects search for healing and agency in the face of opaque profit systems. This includes human relationship(s) with the (un)natural world vis a vis local food webs, phone addiction and the corporate surveillance state, and rituals of healing that locate personal and intergenerational trauma as somatic heirlooms. Recent institutional relationships include More Art, Residency Unlimited, Oak Spring Garden Foundation, Brooklyn Arts Council, NYFA, the Urban Soil Institute, Cycle X, Burlington City Arts, Wave Hill, and Swale House.

As a freelance video producer and editor they have made music videos, documentaries and experimental narratives. Thompson's short non-fiction films, The Next Epoch Seed Library and Body Map have screened at various US festivals. As a performer they have worked in theatre, voiceover, and television, most notably on HBO's High Maintenance and with artist Pablo Helguera at BAM and the Guggenheim. They hold an MFA in Integrated Media Art from Hunter College and are the Park Manager of Stuy Cove Park, a 2 acre public food forest in lower Manhattan.