TEDxSeattle 2020 Artists

Over the course of the TEDxSeattle 2020 live stream, we invited artists to create art in different mediums. Moses Sun, barry johnson, and Kate Wallich created works during the course of the 4.5-hour TEDxSeattle event. Artist Christin Call separately produced an art assemblage work inspired by the event.

Enjoy the works of barry johnson, Moses Sun, and Kate Wallich, and Christin Call below.

“Electric Relaxation” by barry johnson and Moses Sun


barry johnson is a self-taught interdisciplinary artist whose work explores race, community, and culture. Most recently, barry authored and illustrated a children’s book titled, Oh What Wonderful hair. And barry gave a delightful TEDxSeattle talk about the power of creating personas to help you move through life.

Seattle based artist Moses Sun, creates analog, digital, and mixed media art. Sun draws much of his inspiration from his southern upbringing along with Black, African, Asian, and Latinx diasporas. He blends these influences into abstract meditative constellations of movement expressed on paper, wood, and large scale murals.

“Moving: A dance in three parts” by Kate Wallich

Kate Wallich is an artist, choreographer, director, and educator. She is the founder of Dance Church and Studio Kate Wallich, a non-profit arts organization dedicated to cultivating a community of artists through dance-based, design-forward experiences.

Limitations 15” by Christin Call

Limitations is an installation performance series that explores physical limitations in built environments made of destructible textiles such as paper, fabric, and rope.  In this piece we explore how we often “build our own white castles,” which we need to keep us safe but whose barriers can also leave us isolated. 

During the pandemic we’ve all had to construct our own castles, dreaming of the time when we can get on the other side again.  When the woman in this white world uncovers the existence of vivid colors, she is so overwhelmed she ends up mixing them together, leaving her still in her white world but now muddied.

Coriolis Dance is two women, Christin Call and Natascha Greenwalt, who create stories about the strength and resilience of womxn.  Our works are vulnerable and complexly-styled spectacles, interweaving contemporary ballet and immersive multimedia. We are the originators of Postballet, an approach that expands on the rigors of ballet technique by infusing it with the contemporary/postmodern practices of improvisation, embodiment, and gender inclusivity.