Experimental Film




I am interested in the intersection of people, plants, and places. In particular, I seek to understand the impetus and impact of human migration through the framework of plant migration. Furthermore, I am deeply interested in how the trajectories of plants and people, separately and simultaneously, reshape geography and terrestrial functions. I investigate patterns of plant intelligence to understand their sophisticated chemical construction of built environments, as plant intelligence offers insight into ways people, specifically, mothers can cultivate language and best practices for sustainable care networks.

Tanika I. Williams (b. St. Andrew, Jamaica; lives and works in Brooklyn, NY) is an award-winning filmmaker and performance artist. She investigates women's use of movement, mothering, and medicine to produce and pass on ancestral wisdom of ecology, spirituality, and liberation. Williams holds a BA from Eugene Lang College, New School, and an MDiv from Union Theological Seminary. Her films have been screened in national and international festivals and broadcast on American television. Williams has been awarded fellowships and residencies at NYU Tisch School, Wave Hill, New York Foundation for the Arts, Hi-ARTS, Cow House Studios, MORE Art, and BRIC. Her additional awards and appearances include En Foco Media Arts Fund, 99.5 WBAI, Art in Odd Places, Creative Time, Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, Civic Art Lab, GreenspaceNYC, Let Us Eat Local, Just Food, and Performa.

Tanika Williams

​       Brooklyn, NY, USA