Robin Bell, founder of Bell Visuals, is an award-winning editor, video journalist, and multimedia artist based in Washington, DC. Bell works on a range of creative, political and public interest projects.
Building upon his formal training as a classical printmaker, Bell developed a unique style of live video collage which he has performed at well-known venues, including The Kennedy Center, 9:30 Club, The Phillips Collection in Washington, DC, Central Park SummerStage in New York City, and The Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. He was the lead video editor for PBS television show Foreign Exchange with Fareed Zakaria. He has also taught video classes at the Corcoran College of Art and Design.
Bell’s commitment to social change through the dissemination of information via video, sound and image is present throughout his artistic career. In 2005, he co-produced Operation Ceasefire, a seminal anti-war concert on the national mall. His feature length documentary, Positive Force: More Than a Witness: 30 Years of Punk Politics In Action, premiered in 2014. His incisive 2017 projection, Emoluments Welcome, on the face of the Trump Hotel in Washington, DC, garnered media attention from the BBC, CNN, The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, The Huffington Post and Hyperallergic, among others.
Bell is the director and producer of the Directed Actions Live Film Series and creates permanent public art installations in addition to his ongoing work with ephemeral media forms.