Wednesday, January 26, 2011


Kathryn Ramey

ENDLESS PRESENT: BIOGRAPHY OF AN UNKNOWN FILMMAKER a film by Cornealius Thistle, 2002, 16mm, 30 min.

An unconventional and multi-layered approach to autobiography, incorporating hand-processed abstractions, ethnography, and the work of artist On Kawara and anthropologist Ray Birdwhistell. Honorable Mention, Ann Arbor Film Festival, 2003.

the passenger, 2006, 16mm, 17 mins.

With whispered voice-over, text on screen, singing and kinesic anthropologists Jacques Van Flack and Ray Birdwhistell intoning analysis, the passenger is a hand-processed multi-vocal film meditation on madness, motherhood, psychoanalysis and the possibility of escaping one’s fate. Funded in part by the LEF Moving Image Grant.

Yanqui WALKER and the OPTICAL REVOLUTION, 2009, 16mm, 33 min.

Yanqui WALKER and the OPTICAL REVOLUTION is an experimental documentary about a, now obscure, American expansionist and military dictator, William Walker who, through force and coercion, became president of Nicaragua in 1856. Funded in part by the LEF Moving Image Grant. Best Short Doc, Athens International film +video festival 2010. Jury Selection (1st prize), Black Maria Film festival, 2010.

Short Biography
Kathryn Ramey is a filmmaker and anthropologist whose work operates at the intersection of experimental film and socio-cultural research. She has been the recipient of the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts grant, three LEF New England Moving Image grants, the Social Science Council Research Council on the Arts dissertation fellowship and has been a resident artist at Yaddo Corporation. Her award winning films have screened at international film festivals including the TriBeCa film festival, the Toronto Internat
ional Film festival, Ann Arbor Film festival, Black Maria Film festival and L’Alternativa Independent Film Festival of Barcelona among others. She is an associate professor at Emerson College in Boston.