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artist statement

"Everything is a performance. We perform for ourselves as much as we do for others. 
I’m interested in how mediated images and narratives smuggle ideology through popular culture and mass media. How has that affected my perception of everything? In my video work, I use the tropes and conventions of film/TV as a structure to explore the everyday, the domestic space, and reflect on the macro and micro."

Christian Hali is an adjunct art & design instructor who has taught at California State University Stanislaus, Modesto Junior College, Art Institutes of California San Francisco and the Sony Pictures Media Arts Program in Los Angeles. Hali is an award-winning artist, art director, illustrator, and creative executive with ten years of production experience for MTV, Disney, Nickelodeon, and Daniel Ostroff Productions. He is a published illustrator with Simon & Schuster and Landoll Books, and his illustration is in the University California Santa Cruz library archives.

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