Sobbeth is the ongoing collective, utopian art making, research, musical, curatorial, and life practice of Midnight Piper Forman and Erica Dawn Lyle. Our current project is the experimental and iterative ongoing work of Florida radical cartography we call Our Place in the Sun.
South Florida native, Erica Dawn Lyle, is a writer, musician, and curator who lives in New York City. She is the author of On The Lower Frequencies: A Secret History of The City (Soft Skull, 2008), and her writing has appeared in Art in America, Artforum, Frieze, and on NPRʼs This American Life. Since 1991 she has edited and self-published the DIY art/crime/punk magazine, SCAM. Her most recent book is Streetopia (Booklyn, 2015). Currently she plays guitar in the bands, Bikini Kill and AquaShade.
Los Angeles native, Midnight Piper Forman, is a filmmaker, curator, and visual artist with an extensive background in critical geography and cultural activism. She is known for creative anti-displacement work and for boundary-pushing, collective public art projects such as the ‘Department of Space and Land Reclamation', ‘The Geography of Erasure’, and 'Pilot TV: Experimental Media for Feminist Trespass'. She has a Masters in Film and Television Production from USC's School of Cinematic Arts, where she was awarded a Les Blank Foundation grant for Documentary Directing and a ‘First Look’ Award for Outstanding Producing.