Interview with filmmaker Margaret Rorison

Interview with filmmaker Margaret Rorison

In this episode of The Truth In This Art, Rob interviewed Margaret Rorison, Baltimore-based filmmaker and curator, and they discuss her work, how perception plays a role in her work and much more.

Brief summary of episode:

Margaret Rorison is filmmaker and curator from Baltimore, MD. Her short films are intuitive and personal investigations into urban and corporeal landscapes. Her current work focuses on portraiture, memory, and concepts of absence. She is interested in the potential of storytelling through the use of 16mm projection, performance, and sound. Her practice is dedicated to the preservation of knowledge and community of analog filmmaking and experimental processes; often incorporating tools of early photographic history with motion picture filmmaking. She received her BA from UMD, College Park in Creative Writing and Spanish Literature, and a MFA in Photographic & Electronic Media from MICA. Her work has been exhibited at various festivals and venues including Anthology Film Archives, Ann Arbor Film Festival, Edinburgh International Film Festival, Images Festival, Miami PULSE Art Fair, Mono No Aware Festival of Expanded Cinema, Microscope Gallery, The Museum of The Moving Image, The National Gallery of Art, Open City Documentary Film Festival in London, and The Walker Art Center.

She is the co-founder and curator of the experimental film series, Sight Unseen which ran from 2012 -2022. The series has been recognized for its role in the artistic community and has received numerous operational grants from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, The MICA Launch Artists in Baltimore Award, Artists Public Domain, The Contemporary Grit Fund Grant, and the Robert W. Deutsch Foundation. The series has worked with over 50 contemporary filmmakers to come and present their work in Baltimore. She is a 35mm and digital projectionist at The National Gallery of Art in D.C. film instructor, and program manager for the Film Department at The Baltimore School for The Arts.

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