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Re-established in 2023

MamiWata from 3/Fifths Supremacy Land by James Scruggs


3LD, Inc. believes in the power of technology to amplify human experience and human expression, provoking empathy and complex reflection, thought and action. We also believe that new funding, business and operating models must be created so that independent artists and not for profit arts organizations can aggressively pursue artistic, technological and cultural experimentation and realistically seek self-sufficiency.

3LD, Inc. exists to produce original works in performing arts, media, immersive and interactive arts and hybrid forms; to explore the narrative possibilities created by technology; to foster artists’ self-expression and skill through training initiatives and access to space, equipment and technology;  and to provide an open  environment free of censorship in which artists can create new works, new tools and new modes of expression and excel across a range of disciplines.

3LD is short for 3-Legged Dog


The name was inspired by a pit bull, Sid, who would perch on a loading dock outside the first of many industrial spaces  Cunningham turned into an artspace in Houston. Sid would sit on the loading dock and jump down to chase passing cars. The dog was not only undaunted when he lost a front leg playing this dangerous game; he actually got better at it.


“The fourth leg wasn’t in the way, so he actually could occasionally get a chomp on the sidewall,” Mr. Cunningham said. “He became a symbol of for the requirements of artistic life in the U.S. : persistence of vision in the face of adversity.”The NYT

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