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valencia selestina

Creator. Communicator. Coordinator.

I perform, create art, and elevate others' creations.

I excel at writing, speaking, and mediating between perspectives.

I coordinate, manage, and organise projects, events, and collaborations.

what others say

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“[Valencia] was an invaluable resource who unsparingly delivered process improvements that will help [our] non-profit in the years to come. We greatly believe in Valencia's desire and capacity to create excellence in her projects. It was a pleasure to work with this smart, bright, and caring young woman."

 

- Donnetta Johnson, September 2020

President of "Hillsborough Music Festival"

President of "My Son, Your Daughter, Jonah Johnson Youth Scholarship Fund"

 

site map

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PORTFOLIO

Here, you can view the many different ways in which I create. This page serves as an overview of sorts, with just a few examples and highlights shown for each category. Each section links to a separate page where you can find more materials of that category.

Enjoy :)

 
 
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VIDEO ARTIST

. : metamorphoses : .

A combination of live improvised performance and video editing. The performance video was all shot in one take, as part of an online Zoom concert, Metamorfosize. The entire video is created by me, except for the music.

Music credits:

"Familiar" by Agnes Obel

"Master of Tides" by Lindsey Stirling

Improvised live set by Daniel Berkman

both sides of the lens

Live improvisation and spontaneous composition, by recording with the selfie camera of my iPad. No video editing involved; the entire footage is done in one take.

general video editing

I also do general video editing for various purposes, especially as part of my community project, Metamorfosize. Below is an example of my video editing work for one of my choreographic works.

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PERFORMANCE ARTIST

 

dancer

 

choreographer

 

singer

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VISUAL ARTIST

 

face and body art

 

digital art

 

paintings and drawings

 

textile art

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DESIGNER

 

fashion and costume

For University, I chose to major in Fashion Design and Textiles, with particular emphasis on Fashion Textiles. Below are some of the works I created during my university years (2011-2013). All garments were designed, constructed, embroidered, printed by me.

ambigrams

I enjoy designing ambigrams, which are essentially typographical design or artform that may be read not only in its form as presented, but also from another viewpoint, direction, orientation. The ambigrams below are meant to be readable upright and upside down. Most of these were designed and given as presents.

graphic design

Below is a poster I designed for my 2019 Burning Man camp, Hookahdome. I have also designed program booklets, logos, and other graphic design materials using a mixture of Adobe Photoshop & Adobe Illustrator.

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PROJECT MANAGER

 

metamorfosize

(DIGITAL, 2020-PRESENT)

Roles:

Founder, Artistic Director, Lead Coordinator, Community Leader, Production Manager, Website Designer and Manager, Video Content Creator, Social Media Manager, Graphic Designer

Through this project, I bring artists together and facilitate international collaborations, organise online art events and transformational workshops, and manage the project's website and social media channels. It began in May 2020 and is still ongoing to the present day. The project's motto is:

"Birthing Butterflies, one Cocoon at a time."

hillsborough music festival

(NEW JERSEY, USA, 2019)

Roles:

Project Coordinator, Artist Coordinator, Stage Manager, Graphic Designer

In mid-2019, I volunteered with Donnetta Johnson in New Jersey, USA, to assist in the organization and execution of Hillsborough Music Festival 2019, a platform for local artists to showcase their work, and to raise awareness on youth suicide prevention.

  

memories and dreams

(SINGAPORE, 2016)

Roles:

Assistant Director, Production Manager, Stage Manager, Music Facilitator

'Memories and Dreams' was a production by Singapore Creations, where youths aged 6-20 were given a platform to create art based on their personal experiences and the issues they deemed important.

  

heart hope haiyan

(SINGAPORE, 2014)

Roles:

Event Organiser, Artist Liaison and Curator

'Heart Hope Haiyan' was a charity concert featuring 250+ student and professional performers (dance, show choir, music), organised to raise funds for the victims of typhoon Haiyan which hit the Philippines in 2013. I handled the liaison with artists and formed a committee of volunteers to assist me in the concert preparations (ticketing, graphic design, etc).

SERVICES

I believe that all gifts are meant to be shared, and that compensation does not only come in the form of money.

As such, all services below are offered on a donation basis, or based on an agreement uniquely tailored to each individual's financial situation and needs. 

That being said, I reserve the right to refuse service to anyone that I deem to be disrespectful, or whom I believe will not benefit from my service at this time.

 
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dancing doodles

I offer live digital painting experiences with music accompaniment, branded "Dancing Doodles". The experience is akin to seeing lines and colors dancing across the screen, translating music into visual form.

 

As both a dancer and a visual artist, this art form allows me to combine the two in an experience that many have described to be transcendental and captivating to watch. The audience gets to choose or create the music that accompanies the painting, and many have found it incredibly special to watch a painting done to their favorite song!

You can choose to have Dancing Doodles as part of a larger event you are organizing, or as a private event for you and your loved ones. For the latter, you will receive the digital drawing directly in your inbox after the event :)

 
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zoom support

Are you looking for someone to help you as tech support for your next Zoom event?

I have plenty of experience hosting Zoom events and troubleshooting various issues with Zoom on the tech side, especially for online festivals and concerts. Click below to find out more!

 
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event collaborator

Are you producing an event (be it online or in-person), and looking for collaborators to help you create it?

Do you see something in my portfolio that inspires you to collaborate with me for your own project / event?

Click below to find out more!

 
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creative consultation

Are you designing a performance piece? Creating a painting? Writing a book? Editing a film/video?

Do you need help devising your creation (whatever it is) such that it is more EFFECTIVE in communicating its intended message?​

I enjoy brainstorming ideas with people and helping them improve their work, by providing the "layperson" audience perspective, so that your work can be better understood, and be more relatable by a larger number of people.

You get a 1-hour FREE consultation to start with, and you can decide from there if you'd like us to work together :)

 
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Do you have a special event, birthday, or anniversary coming up, and would like to make a special custom gift for that special someone?

I love gifting and I enjoy creating personalised, meaningful gifts for people. I can help you create a painting, an ambigram, a video, or even a special performance designed specially for your gift recipient!

(Note: you can gift yourself too! We all deserve a good pampering every now and then ;) )

custom gift 

 

Thank you for checking out my website! For more information about me, click on any of the links below.

Have questions? Want to collaborate? Feel free to use the Contact Form below to reach out :)

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CONTACT ME

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