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 Technology Manager at the Media Mobilizing 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, pizza delivery person, youth worker, wedding video editor and more.
Helyx holds a B.A. from Hampshire College where they studied Video, Education, and Cultural Studies. They are currently enrolled in the Masters of Information program at Drexel University and will finish in March 2020 with a dual major in Library and Information Science and Digital Content Management. In 2019 they recieved the Universal Studios Preservation Scholarship from the Association of Moving Image Archivists.