FLOAT  is a collaborative entity focusing on the intersection of art and interactivity. Founders Ben Vance and Kate Parsons work together to create evocative, nuanced art experiences.

Kate is a video artist and educator living in Los Angeles. She obtained her M.F.A. in Media Arts from UCLA in June of 2015, and completed her M.A. in Digital Art and Video in 2013. Much of Kate's practice involves the marriage of the visual and the aural, working with musicians and dancers to create inventive audio-visual experiences. She is the Director of Femmebit, a video art festival celebrating female artists working in video and new media in Los Angeles.

She has had the pleasure of working with director Mark Pellington and musicians such as Silversun Pickups, Toro Y Moi, Kid606, Daedelus and RYAT.

Ben is a VR veteran and director who explores art and design through emerging technology. He has worked with Electronic Arts, independent game studios, VR startups, museums, galleries,  and with hummingbirds on back patios surrounded by succulents. He is a founding member of Glitch City, a pioneering art and game collective based in LA,  and Buffalo Vision, his studio dedicated to games and interactive VR. His work has been shown worldwide at Sundance, IndieCade, NAB Shanghai, and TIFF. His thoughtful and surprising interaction design stem from a lifelong pursuit of fine art and button pushing.

Collectively, their work has appeared on MOCA.tv, Creative Applications, VICE's The Creators Project, and at SFMOMA, SXSW, TIFF, Sundance, Slamdance, The Museum of The Moving Image, and in many national and international exhibitions. FLOAT also plays well with others, including Within, Sprueth Magers, Jon Rafman, Kaleidoscope VR, and WeVR.

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