pulse play 2018

Still from “Los Inocentes” by Diego Lama

Still from “Los Inocentes” by Diego Lama

PLAY is PULSE’s dedicated showcase for video and new media, serving as a platform to encourage discovery within the digital realm. Following the success of the last two year’s call for submissions, 2018 marked the third collaboration between PULSE and curators Wahi and Jampol.

As selected by the curators, the theme for 2018’s edition of PULSE PLAY was “A Violence, a theme the curators chose to define in a broad sense, inviting artists to explore the multiple ways to interpret and contextualize the idea of violence beyond its physical definition. Contexts include: an internalized violence, a trauma, a political violence, a societal violence, a systemic violence, an intimate violence, and more. 

The artists and videos selected for PULSE PLAY Miami Beach 2018 include:

·       Maggie Hazen, Call of the Lily

·       Renluka Maharaj, Lillah

·       Diego Lama, Los Inocentes

·       Alicia Smith, Erendira

·       MahlOt Sansosa, Étude de cas #75018: rien à craindre maintenant mais le solei


Jasmine Wahi is a Curator, Activist, and the Founder and Co-Director of Project For Empty Space. Her practice predominantly focuses on issues of female empowerment, complicating binary structures within social discourses, and exploring multi-positional cultural identities through the lens of intersectional feminism. Wahi is also on faculty at the School of Visual Arts: MFA Fine Arts, where she focuses on Intersectional Feminism and Art Praxis. Her curatorial work has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Vogue, Vogue India, Hyperallergic, Whitewall, Artnet, and ARTnews to name a few. www.jasminewahi.com


Rebecca Pauline Jampol is a Curator, Designer, and Co-Director of Project For Empty Space. Her work is dedicated to cultivating impactful social dialogue and change through her interdisciplinary creative praxis, fostering discourse through a variety of projects ranging from gallery work and publishing to public art programs. Jampol is also currently a lecturer and professor of design at Rutgers University, Newark. www.rebeccapaulinejampol.com.

Previous play Curators include

Joey Lico, Curator and Director of Programming, Americas at The Cultivist
Stacy Engman, Independent Curator
Billy Zhao of the Marina Abramovic Institute
Lindsay Howard, Independent Curator