Joey Malbon is bad/good

My life is music, film and photography. I am a lens-based media artist, educator, musician, event curator and broadcaster dedicated to amplifying my community and elevating my peers through inherent aesthetic and conscious design.

In 2020 I will complete my grad studies at Simon Fraser University. As an MA student my research focuses on forbidden and illegal mediums including pirate radio and television. Here I envision how outdated modes of communication can be used as platforms for social change in a digital age.

While at SFU I worked under the supervision of Dr. Laura U. Marks as a research assistant and as an organizer and technical coordinator for the Small File Media Festival. I also created the embodied portraiture series Landscape | Interrupted as part of the 2019 Presidents Dream Colloquium on Creative Ecologies under the guidance of Dr. Denise Oleksijczuk.

During my undergrad I focused on the broadcast arts, founding the pirate radio station Fernwood Autonomous Radio 90.1 FM which was subsequently shut down by the CRTC. Following this I moved to Vancouver in 2012 to establish myself within the art and music scene. I perform regularly with my band, a creative outlet enabling me to explore creative techniques and experimental production.

I have worked with musicians, designers and creatives to share both their vision and my own. My work has appeared in CBC, Exclaim, Beatroute and Adbusters and my work has screened at the Dead on Film Festival and Rent Cheque.

Ready to collab? joeymalbon(at)gmail.com