PRESSUR.ES is an arts organization created in 2013 by acclaimed filmmaker Derrick Belcham and artist Ruby Kato Attwood. The organization creates films that explore the relationship between choreography, score and the edit.
Derrick Belcham is a Canadian filmmaker based out of Brooklyn, NY whose internationally-recognized work in vérité music documentary has lead him to work with such artists as Philip Glass, Steve Reich, Thurston Moore, Wilco and hundreds of others in music, dance, theater and architecture. He has created works in concert with such reputable institutions as MoMA PS1, MoCA, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, The Whitney Museum Of American Art, Musee D’Art Contemporain, The Philip Johnson Glass House, Brooklyn Academy of Music and The Contemporary Arts Center of Cincinnati. His work has appeared in publications such as The New York Times, Vogue, Pitchfork, MTV, NPR and Rolling Stone as well as being screened at festival and retrospective in NYC, Toronto, Paris, Tokyo and beyond.
Ruby Kato Attwood (b.1980, Canada, BFA 2006 Concordia University, Studio Arts) is vocalist and artist living and working in Montreal and NYC. Her work focuses on voice, positionality and subjectivity. She is the founder of the experimental band and artist collective Yamantaka // Sonic Titan and was the lead singer and artistic director from 2007-2015. She works as an art director for film and stage in close collaboration with film and immersive theatre director Derrick Belcham. She is an award winning vocalist and emerging filmmaker. Her work is exhibited and distributed internationally.