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.

Films
Filmography
Optimism
2018
Xenoi
2016
The Illinois Parables
2016
Hacked Circuit
2014
Second Sighted
2014
Swallows: Subsurface Voids
2014
Musical Insects
2013
Immortal, Suspended
2013
The Name is not the Thing named
2012
Village, silenced
2012
...These Blazeing Starrs!
2011
Ray’s Birds
2010
Shrimp Chicken Fish
2010
FF
2010
Kuyenda N’kubvina
2010
O'er The Land
2009
The Memory
2008
The Magician's House
2007
It Will Die Out In The Mind
2006
How Among The Frozen Words
2005
Kings Of The Sky
2004
Energy Country
2003
In Order Not To Be Here
2002
Untied
2001
The BLVD
1999
From Hetty To Nancy
1997
On The Various Nature Of Things
1995
Iolanthe
1995
Waking
1994
Palimpsest
1993
In Flight: Day No. 2,128
1993
A Letter
1992
the train from l.a. to l.a.
1992
Possibilities, Dilemmas
1992
Upon a Time
1991
My Alchemy
1990

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