Frustrated by the political climate in which Donald Trump was elected, husband and wife artists Nicholas Sherwin Jr and Meghan McHale-Sherwin have re-imagined Screenshot Production’s first installation, Fear is What We Learned Here (F I W W L H) as a synesthetic immersive journey exploring fear as a tool for social and political control. Wandering through installations of sound, light, image and performance, individuals will be challenged to consider their perceptions and ask what is necessary to subvert systems of manipulation. F I W W L H will run in the DoReMi Design and Arts District of San Francisco.
1/27 - 1/29
Our mission in all the work we create, regardless of form or medium, is to place the individual within universal human experiences, speaking to larger cultural or social issues, and thereby asking the individual to consider their responsibility and place within a larger whole. Our works often challenge the individual to find empathy and connection to others' conditions through their own inner reflection. We explore the spaces between art, technology, interconnectivity and the self, creating journeys with a genuine emotional impact.
Screenshot Productions was founded by Nicholas David Sherwin Jr. He is involved in creative direction, writing and videography for all Screenshot installations. His desire is to instill a sense of personal responsibility and stewardship in relation to larger cultural and societal issues faced in our world today. Nicholas graduated with his MBA in Leadership and Managing Organizational Change from Pepperdine University and earned his B.S. in Management Sciences from Biola University.
Meghan is a writer, performance and media artist, whose work explores the nature of narrative at the intersection between art and technology. She is involved in the writing, art direction and technical design for all Screenshot installations. Currently, she works as a user interface designer and developer at Twitch in San Francisco. Meghan graduated with a B.A. in English Literature and a B.A. in Art from Chapman University.
Charles has been playing piano ever since the age of 2. In the year 2007, Charles earned a Bachelor of Music from the University of Southern California with an emphasis in Music Industry. Since then, Charles has been composing and performing all over the world with different artists such as Andra Day, Jennifer Hudson, Joss Stone, Elton John, and Jonny Lang. He has also worked in the studio with John Mayer, Kelis, Lionel Richie, Musiq Soul Child, Stevie Wonder, Destiny's Child, as well as performed at The White House during President Obama's 2012 inaugural ball. Charles wrote the original music for Parturition, wrote and performed The Unveiling for Shoshin and is currently music directing for multi-grammy nominated artist Andra Day.
Bryan is a musician and audio engineer from the Los Angeles area. He has been involved with the productions Fear Is What We Learned Here, Parturition and Shoshin, in both pre-production and performance. His interest in immersive theatre lies in the medium's unique ability to effectively communicate the esoteric to its attendees; hidden concepts that are otherwise inexplicable. Bryan earned his degree in Audio and Entertainment Technology from Golden West College and is currently working towards his B.A. in Philosophy.