Urban Wild is a collaboration between me and teen artist, Allie Novess, for The Contemporary Austin 2015 Artist Teen + Mentor Program. For 7 months, Allie and I met once a week to discuss our project, experiences and goals. Allie was interested in my work on human animal relationships and she helped me explore my curiosity in performance. Urban Wild characters, Coyote and Deer, emerged out of our collaborative installation “Displace“. The 5 minute video includes a conversation with an educator from the Austin Nature and Science Center about Austin’s unique environment as our two animal personas learn to thrive in the human world.