Visiting Artists & Designers

Abigail Child
2002
achild@mindspring.com

Abigail Child is a film and video maker whose original montage pushes the envelope of sound-image relations with sensitivity, smarts and passion. Her work in the 1980s explored gender while focusing on strategies for rewriting narrative, creating the cult classics "Mayhem" and "Covert Action", while her 1990s productions recuperate documentary to poetically explore public space. Recent work has expanded into installation utilizing surround sound and multiple projectors. Child has received Guggenheim, Fulbright, Radcliffe and NEA fellowships with solo retrospectives at Harvard Cinematheque, Anthology Film Archive, Yerba Buena Center San Francisco, EXIS Seoul South Korea and in Switzerland fall 08. Currently senior faculty of the film/animation area at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, she received her MFA from Yale University. 7 pm, Fine Arts 306. Admission is free. This lecture will be netcast live at ConcreteSTREAM.umbc.edu.