Xarion Latimore is a multidisciplinary student artist born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Having attended Milwaukee High School of the Arts for jazz guitar and vocal jazz, she has interests in both music as well as film. Now finishing her last year at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee’s FVANG (Film, Video, Animation, and New Genres) program, she is interested in experimental films that challenge expectations and reveal new perspectives and experiences.
Born and raised in Milwaukee, I find myself extremely motivated to tell the stories, however seemingly strange and/or minute, that people may not have met yet. I intend for my work to highlight and amplify marginalized voices and experiences. I am very interested in experimental mode of filmmaking and have experience using 16mm physical film. I see myself as interdisciplinary, recently expanding towards sculpture, collage, and video installation. I went to Milwaukee High School of the Arts for jazz guitar for two years, and also took vocal jazz lessons my remaining two years for two hours a day. Being a trained musician, I’ve always had a dream to connect my film visuals and musical skills. This could be scoring, becoming a field recorder to benefit from on set work or being a music supervisor (person that puts together the soundtrack). I have an affinity to use my work to do actual progressive work in the ways it can. I believe that art has power and I fully intend to use those powers to my best ability.