Mason Rothschild (USS Iowa Installation)
Mason Rothschild is a multi-sensory installation artist, stage designer, and inventor. He is the founder and creative director of Discordian Design. He has designed spaces and interactive art for many global brands including TikTok, Buzzfeed, Beats, Netflix, and River LA. Mason was the former creative director for Desert Daze Music and Arts Festival.
Annie Sperling (USS Iowa Installation)
Annie Sperling is an artist, set, and installation designer. She has been a production designer for a multitude of projects and directors including David LaChapelle, Ellen Von Unwerth, Billy Eilish, Miley Cyrus, Ninja from Die Antwoord, Sophie Muller. Her work can be seen in numerous Art, editorial and commercial projects. Her work is also featured on two Taschen covers for David LaChapelle’s books. She has painted over 20 inner city murals working with neighborhoods and at-risk youth and was a substitute teacher in LA Unified for middle school aged students. She has directed 3 music videos and is continually working with photography, drawing, and painting.
Refik Anadol (USS Iowa Installation)
Born in Istanbul, Turkey, award winning media artist and director Refik Anadol lives and works in Los Angeles, California. He is a lecturer and visiting researcher in UCLA’s Department of Design Media Arts. The result is a hybrid relationship between architecture and media arts with machine intelligence.
Peter Sellars (Idomeneo)
Peter Sellars has gained international renown for his groundbreaking and transformative interpretations of artistic masterpieces and for collaborative projects with an extraordinary range of creative artists. He has staged operas at the Dutch National Opera, the English National Opera, Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, the Lyric Opera of Chicago, and the Opéra national de Paris, among others. Peter is a distinguished professor in the Department of World Arts and Cultures/Dance at the University of California, Los Angeles, and a resident curator of the Telluride Film Festival in Colorado. He was a mentor for the Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative. He is the recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship, the Erasmus Prize for contributions to European culture and the Gish Prize. He is also a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He has been awarded the prestigious Polar Music Prize and been named Artist of the Year by Musical America.