Recent Event:

Scary Stories at Press Street, New Orleans, LA
recording sessions: March 14 - 24, 2016


Press Street was formed in 2005 with a mission to promote art and literature in New Orleans through events, publications and arts education. Since after Katrina, it helps to develop a symbiotic relationship between small businesses, non-profits and artists in the city’s rebuilding. Scary Stories Project was invited for a residency at Press Street, from March 11th through the 25th. I look forward to meeting anyone interested in sharing their stories, or in drawing while listening to the stories told by other participants.


Interview schedule:

to be determined. Please email me to set up the date and time of your interview.





Past events:



Scary Stories at the City of Asylum, Pittsburgh, PA

November 13 - 19, 2015



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City of Asylum is a thriving community for writers, readers, and neighbors located in Pittsburgh (PA). It provides a sanctuary to endangered literary writers, and offers a broad range of literary programs in a variety of community settings to encourage cross-cultural exchange. It also boosts neighborhood economic development through public art with text-based components.

Scary Stories Project was invited for a week-long residency at City of Asylum, starting on November 13th. During this time, I have recorded fourteen new amazing stories and numerous drawings.


Scary Stories at Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum, San Antonio, TX

September 3 - November 8, 2015



Scary Stories was presented in a group exhibition Narrative Axis at Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum in San Antonio (TX), from September 3rd through November 8th, 2015. The show included a selection of films based on the stories and drawings recorded in New York City in the summer and fall of 2014.

In addition, from September 3rd through the 6th, I was conducting invdividual interviews with San Antonio residents at Blue Star Museum, recording their stories and drawings.



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Interviews and screenings at the Drawing Center, New York

November 21 - December 14, 2014




Scary Stories project was presented for the first time in the group show "Open sessions 2" at the Drawing Center (35 Wooster st, New York) in the fall of 2014. The exhibition included several Scary Story videos and over twenty recording sessions at the museum, whixh took place between November 21 and December 14, 2014 (see the schedule below).

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Tatiana Istomina is an artist
and writer based in New York City.
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