Deborah Stratman (United States)

Deborah Stratman is a Chicago-based artist and filmmaker interested in landscapes and systems. Her films, rather than telling stories, pose a series of problems – and through their at times ambiguous nature, allow for a complicated reading of the questions being asked. Much of her work points to the relationships between physical environments and the very human struggles for power and control that are played out on the land. Most recently, they have questioned elemental historical narratives about faith, freedom, sonic subterfuge, expansionism and the paranormal. Stratman works in multiple mediums, including sculpture, photography, drawing and audio. She has exhibited internationally at venues including the Whitney Biennial, MoMA NY, the Pompidou, Hammer Museum, Witte de With, Walker Art Center, Yerba Buena Center, and has done site-specific projects with the Center for Land Use Interpretation, Temporary Services, Mercer Union (Toronto), Blaffer Gallery (Houston), Klondike Institute of Art & Culture (Yukon) and Ballroom Gallery (Marfa). Stratman’s films have been featured at numerous international festivals including Sundance, the Viennale, Full Frame, Ann Arbor, Oberhausen and Rotterdam. She is the recipient of Fulbright and Guggenheim fellowships, a Creative Capital award, and she currently teaches at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Filmography

  • My Alchemy
    1990
  • Upon a Time
    1991
  • A Letter
    1992
  • Possibilities, Dilemmas
    1992
  • the train from l.a. to l.a.
    1992
  • In Flight: Day No. 2,128
    1993
  • Palimpsest
    1993
  • Waking
    1994
  • Iolanthe
    1995
  • On The Various Nature Of Things
    1995
  • From Hetty To Nancy
    1997
  • The BLVD
    1999
  • Untied
    2001
  • In Order Not To Be Here
    2002
  • Energy Country
    2003
  • Kings Of The Sky
    2004
  • How Among The Frozen Words
    2005
  • It Will Die Out In The Mind
    2006
  • The Magician's House
    2007
  • The Memory
    2008
  • O'er The Land
    2009
  • Kuyenda N’kubvina
    2010
  • FF
    2010
  • Shrimp Chicken Fish
    2010
  • Ray’s Birds
    2010
  • ...These Blazeing Starrs!
    2011
  • Village, silenced
    2012
  • The Name is not the Thing named
    2012
  • Musical Insects
    2013
  • Immortal, Suspended
    2013
  • Hacked Circuit
    2014
  • Swallows: Subsurface Voids
    2014
  • Second Sighted
    2014
  • The Illinois Parables
    2016
  • Xenoi
    2016

Doc Alliance Members

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