Films/Videos by Lori Felker
April 10th, 2009
Felker’s work is interested in the space in between the audience and the film. Often using herself as an actor, she builds a meta-cognition, asking the audience to recognize simultaneously that they are watching the piece’s creator but she is not herself. Humor is prevalent in this program, as Lori’s wry self deprecating tone finds outlets in themes of failure, hostility, and insignificance. The emotions regularly kept in check by societal politeness are put on display in Felker’s work through genre mimicry- one step removed as a framework for ideas, game play, and cognitive challenge.
Born in 1978 in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Ventured into filmmaking in 2001 in Pittsburgh. Started grad school for Film Video & New Media in 2005 in Chicago. Lives, makes films, collaborates, teaches, projects, volunteers for film festivals, and mothers a very odd cat named Czubek currently in Chicago.
START (Play This Game) (16mm, 2004, 7 min.)
Play this game. Instructions and game pieces are provided.
MILLIMETERS (16mm/DV, 2008, 47 min.)
A hinged triptych portraying the paths of the unfinished, the failed, the finite and the infinite.
THIS IS MY SHOW (HDV, 2009, 15 min.)
Only the best in high definition gardening television.
GAVE ATTITUDE TO A CLOWN (DV, 2009, 5 min.)
She’s worth the effort.
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