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Abby Castillo is a writer, music producer, and interdisciplinary artist based in Portland, Oregon. She produces and performs electronic music as abbymachines, and conducts a research-based art practice that spans a wide range of audio/visual media. Much of Abby's work takes the form of written chronicles and other date-stamped or serialized media, which altogether compose a modular and recombinable archive of interconnected writing and art. Her interests include hyperpop, the cultural relationship between transfeminine people and information technologies, disability rights, labor rights, interactive art, chatbots, and human/non-human communication.

Supporters of her work include the Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC), the Independent Publishing Resource Center, the National Association of Latino Arts & Culture (NALAC), the Portland Art Museum, and Carnation Contemporary. Her work has appeared on Montez Press Radio, Soap Ear Journal, Death Rattle's Oroboro Journal, and elsewhere.

She received her B.A. in Anthropology from Reed College in 2016. Currently she is pursuing a Career Pathways Certificate in Creative Coding and Immersive Technologies from Portland Community College, where she is learning how to work with Processing, Max/MSP, and microcontrollers. She is experienced in the use of Ableton Live and Adobe Photoshop/Illustrator/InDesign (as well as the Affinity Suite).

Abby is available for booking / commissions / freelance work at abby.castillo.inbox@gmail.com.

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