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FDM/Porter/CDAR Visiting Artist: Elisabeth Subrin

Mon, Feb 24, 2014, 7:00 pm
Communications 150 (Studio C)

"Recreating Missing Histories" Publick Artist Talk

Filmmaker Elisabeth Subrin will discuss her recent projects in film, video and installation, as well as two current works-in-progress, a feature-lengh narrative film, A Woman A Part, starring Maggie Siff (Mad Men, Sons of Anarchy) and Damage Report, an installation commisioned by The Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia.  As a whole, Subrin's work seeks intersections between history and subjectivity, investigating the nature and poetics of psychological "disorder," female representation, and the impact of recent social and political history on contemporary life and consciousness.  

Elisabeth Subrin is a Brooklyn-based filmmaker and artist, and a professor in the Film and Media Arts Department at Temple University.  Her award-winning films and videos have been screened extensively in the United States and abroad, including the New York Film Festival, The Whitney Biennial, The Vienna International Film Festival, The Museum of Modern Art, American Film Institute, The Rotterdam International Film Festival, The Vienna International Film Festival, The Robert Flaherty Film Seminar, the VIPER International Festival in Lucerne, Switzerland, The Guggenheim Museum, The Sundance Channel, PBS, and numerous other major film festivals, museums and arts institutions.  She has received grants and fellowships from the Rockefeller Foundation, The Guggenheim Foundation, Creative Capital, and The Annenberg Foundation.  In February 2010, Sue Scott Gallery in New York mounted a 20 year retrospective of her film and art work, Elisabeth Subrin: Her Compulsion To Repeat, including her 2010 video installation Lost Tribes and Promised Lands, her 2008 two-channel film projection Sweet Ruin, as well as selected films, videos, and large-scale photographic stills from 1990-2010.  

Sponsored by Porter College, Film & Digital Media, and the Center for Documentary Arts and Research.

Tuesday, February 25, 12:30-3:30PM
Advanced Reqistration Required - please contact Jonathan Kahana ( or Alexander Johnston ( to reserve a place in the seminar.