Experimental Documentary

The Subconscious Art of Graffiti Removal

Watch Matt McCormick’s “The Subconscious Art of Graffiti Removal.” The Subconscious Art of Graffiti Removal is an award winning experimental documentary form Portland-based filmmaker and artist Matt McCormick. The film won first place at the Black Maria Film Festival, best short film at the Ann Arbor Film Festival, and won the grand prize at the San Francisco International Film Festival.

2009 Interview w/ Filmmaker Deborah Stratman

On the Various Nature of Things (1995) Deborah Stratman is a Chicago-based artist and filmmaker whose work plies the territory between experimental and documentary genres. Her films and frequent work in other media, including photography, sound, drawing and sculpture often explore the history, uses, mythologies and control of highly varied landscapes: from Muslim Xinjiang China, […]

O’er the Land | A Film By Deborah Stratman

On April 15th, 2009, experimental filmmaker Deborah Stratman will visit Columbia College of Chicago to screen and discuss her latest work, O’er the Land — an acclaimed, experimental documentary which recently premiered at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival and Internationally premiered at the Rotterdam Film Festival — also, it should also be noted that O’er won best film at the Ann Arbor Film Festival a few weeks ago.

In Order Not to Be Here (2002)

In Order Not to Be Here is the inspired, award-winning vision from Chicago-based experimental filmmaker and artist Deborah Stratman. Rife with creepiness, In Orderfeels like a bad-dream—or a leaked surveillance video from a lurking shadow government—it’s a dreamy, objectively-haunting, quasi-surveillance video. It’s also a film that poses many questions, one being the inevitable query of categorization: […]