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Peggy Ahwesh 2007: An Interview
In this interview, American filmmaker, teacher, and video artist Peggy Ahwesh (b.1954) delves into the key figures and primary texts that have inspired her work in Super-8 and video since…
Jem Cohen 2001: An Interview
In this 2001 interview, filmmaker Jem Cohen discusses the origins of his film philosophy, and the circuitous route he has taken in his pursuit of an anti-narrative film practice outside…
Krzysztof Wodiczko: An Interview
Born in 1943 in Poland, Wodiczko lives and works in New York and Cambridge, MA, where he has been professor at MIT since 1991. Wodiczko is best known for his…
Gene Youngblood 2006: An Interview
In this interview, communications theorist, Gene Youngblood (b. 1942) maps out the various stages of the development of video technology and its philosophical implications for human interaction. The range of…
Trinh T. Minh-ha: An Interview
Originally trained as a musical composer, receiving her MFA and Ph.D. from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, Trinh T. Minh-ha (b. 1952) is a world-renowned documentary feminist filmmaker and expert…
Dan Sandin: An Interview
A pioneer of early video technology, Dan Sandin (b.1942) designed the first video image processor. Partly because of his decision to give away the building plans, has effected an energetic…
Shigeko Kubota: An Interview
For Shigeko Kubota the video image-making process is a cultural and personal experience. She has explored cross-cultural relationships in her video diaries, transient images captured by portable equipment while traveling--Kubota's…
George Kuchar: An Interview
Beloved by filmmakers such as John Waters and Todd Solondz, George Kuchar has been working with the moving image for nearly half a century. In the 1950s, Kuchar and his…
Miranda July: An Interview
Miranda July (b.1974) makes performances, movies, and recordings--often in combination. Her videos (The Amateurist, Nest of Tens, Getting Stronger Every Day) present complicated parallel narratives with characters who experience loneliness,…
Nathaniel Dorsky: An Interview
Nathaniel Dorsky's films are precise articulations of cinematic qualities: the surprise of an edit, the composition of framing, and the flash of the image. Dubbed the "filmmaker's filmmaker", Dorsky's work…

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