Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Ann Steuernagel October 1st 2008
Ann Steuernagel is an experimental video and sound artist. Her visual work accentuates the gestures and quotidian rhythms of her subjects. Ann’s sound work—a blend of music, ambient sound, and noise—stems from her on-going collaboration with choreographer Caitlin Corbett. Ann’s work has been presented throughout the United States and in Canada, Mexico, and Europe. She is the recipient of the grand prize at the XX VideoArt Festival in Locarno, Switzerland, a Massachusetts Cultural Council Media Fellowship, a LEF grant, and a fellowship from the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. Ann is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Art and Design at Northeastern University.
"I work almost exclusively with found footage of every kind (educational and industrial films, feature film and home movies). Once I have appropriated the footage I practice the art of montage with great pleasure reconfiguring the explicit message of the films. The resulting work offers a critique of gender roles, systems of communication and dubious technological advancements. " -Ann Steuernagel