An ongoing series of art and technology projects concerned with oceans and coastlines

Your Ocean, My Ocean (YOMO) is an ongoing series of art and technology projects concerned with oceans and coastlines, speaking to environmentalism, climate justice and community engagement

YOMO: Intermedia was an experimental dance, music, media and visual art performance presented at UC Irvine in February 2019 and at Brown University in April 2019. Dancers and musicians performed with processed video projections derived from ocean and coastal locations, and a related series of animated films was presented in a multi-channel video installation.


YOMO: Intermedia @ UCI

Experimental Media Performance Lab
Contemporary Arts Center
University of California, Irvine
February 6–9, 2019

YOMO: Intermedia @ Brown

Granoff Center
Brown University
Providence, RI
April 1–2, 2019

YOMO: Intermedia Creative Team

Director & Media Design
John Crawford

Composer & Violinist
Mari Kimura

Scenic Design
Dipu Gupta
Jesse Colin Jackson
Madison Russ
Anya Drozd

Creative Consultant
Kyna Leski

Lindsay Gilmour
Molly Lynch
Lisa Naugle
Tong Wang

Lighting Design
Morgan Embry

Costume Design
Ashton Montgomery

Spoken Word Director
Jane Page

Technical Director
Bruce Warner

Stage Manager
Jessica Keasberry

Media Design Assistant
Hannah Tran

Leandro Damasco

Costume Shop Manager
Julie Keen-Leavenworth

UC Irvine Performances

Edgar Aguirre, Hannah Albin, Emma Andres, John Barclay, Jacqueline Campos, Emily Coan, Elise Holmes, Katherine Lingle, Emily McKeon, Morgan Rice, Jessica Richards, Sadie Sandoval, Bailey Spelman, Sophia Vangelatos

Lighting Design & Production Assistant
Shelby Thach

House Manager & Scenic Design Assistant
Gretchen Ugalde

Scenic Design Assistant
Brandon PT Davis

Lighting Design Assistant
Sonya Wong

Video Performers
Sarajane Bradford, Eriel Brown, Robin Buck, Erika Clark, Ebett Cruz, Marcy Froehlich, Anica Garcia-DeGraff, Tyler Garcia, Sena Hernandez, Leah Jackson, Amilcar Jauregui, Kayla Kearney, Crystal Kim, Jalon Matthews, Sophia Metcalf, Robyn O'Dell, Molly O'Donnell, Malik Proctor

Costume Design Assistant
Kathryn Jug

3D Printing Assistants
Tucker Moody, Ivette Morales, Josh Park

xMPL Crew
Brenda Chow, Victoria Gallegos, Brandon Garcia, Adonijah Green, Rebekah Li, Aaron Miller, Melody Ni, Veronica Preciado, Kathryn Robles, Xion Rose

UCI/RISD Art & Design Collaboratory

UC Irvine and Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) operated the Art & Design Collaboratory, an educational exchange program connecting the two institutions, with coursework and other activities centered on specific topics and themes. UCI and RISD students and faculty worked together online, and traveled between the two campuses for workshops, exhibitions and performances. In Fall 2018, the YOMO Studio course in RISD's Architecture Department, led by Professor Kyna Leski, studied unintended consequences of human interventions in the ocean environment, with coursework and student projects centered on the YOMO concept. RISD students created scenic elements for YOMO: Intermedia and produced a series of animations derived from their investigations of the chains of human activities that affect marine ecosystems.

YOMO Studio 2018
Anushka Bansal, Yinru Chen, Eleni Contis, Anya Drozd, Lisa Marie Gerdes, Yong Jin Jo, Dewen Ju, Madison Russ, Danni Yang, Yi Qin Zhang

Special Thanks to Our Sponsors

Opus Foundation & Stacey Nicholas
Rhode Island School of Design
Brown Arts Initiative
UCI Office of Research
UCI Illuminations
UCI Claire Trevor School of the Arts
California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology
Produced By
Institute for 21st Century Creativity (21C)