Aerlyn Weissman’s projects have addressed peacebuilding, queer history, censorship, decolonization, internet culture, data visualization, the housing crisis, and social mapping. As a media arts mentor, they have partnered with local and international organizations such as Artsbridge, First Nations Video Collective, GIFTS, Out On Screen, Peace it Together, and PACE. They have film and television credits on leading edge reality shows, science and history programming, and television specials.
In addition to winning two Genie Awards for Best Documentary (Forbidden Love; Fiction and Other Truths) and two Gemini Awards for their work in recording sound, they have been honoured as Woman of the Year by Women in Film and Television. Within months of graduating with a Master’s Degree in Digital Media granted jointly by UBC, SFU, ECU, and BCIT, they received the City of Vancouver Mayor’s Arts Award for Film and New Media.
They are currently working on incorporating glassblowing into their media arts practice.