Helyx Chase Scearce Horwitz is a video artist, technologist, and activist who is committed to the power of story.
Helyx began producing, editing, and directing video projects at the age of 14. Since then they have worked on documentaries, non-fiction and experimental narratives, multi-channel video installation, archival video presentations, and oral history video production. Their video art is built by, about, and for televisions and computers. Helyx is fascinated by the ways in which we organize and process our information-saturated world.
Helyx is currently the Information Systems and Technology Manager at the Movement Alliance Project. They are the former Philadelphia Coordinator of the Transgender Oral History Project where they focused on gathering and archiving a diversity of Trans stories. Helyx has been a lifeguard, delivered pizza, edited wedding videos, and taught media production skills to people of all ages.
Helyx holds a Bachelor of Arts from Hampshire College where they studied Video, Education, and Critical Theory. In March 2020, Helyx completed a Masters of Science in Information at Drexel University with a dual major in Library and Information Science and Digital Content Management. In 2019 they received the Universal Studios Preservation Scholarship from the Association of Moving Image Archivists.