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Stephanie Barber

Stephanie Barber is an American experimental filmmaker, multimedia performance artist and a writer. Her films frequently mix very static shots — either filmed by herself or found photographs — with narration and/or writing directly on the frame that force the viewer to make connections between the images being shown and the stories being told.

She has also written books of poetry, experimental essays and other pieces.

Find out more about the filmmaker at her official website.


Meaning and Derision (2011)
Jhana and the Rats of James Olds Or 31 Days/31 Videos (2011)
Bust Chance (2010)
The the Horse Dream of Arms (2010)
Razor’s Edge (2010) (with Xavier Leplae)
The Hunch That Caused the Winning Streak and Fought the Doldrums Mightily (2010)
In the Jungle (2009)
Warstory (2008)
The Inversion, Transcription, Evening Track and Attractor (2008)
The Visit and the Play (2008)
A Tiger and an Island (2007)
Dwarfs the Sea (2007)
Catalog (2005)
Total Power Dead, Dead, Dead (2005)
City at Heart (2003)
The End of the World (2001)
France Vs. Spain (2001)
Dogs (2000)
Letters, Notes (2000)
Mary Worth (1999)
Pornfilm (1999)
I Began By Walking Into Rooms (1999)
Metronome (1998)
Shipfilm (1998)
These Horizon (1997)
They Invented Machines (1997)
A Little Present (1997)
Flower, the Boy, the Librarian (1996)
It Fell Possum (1996)
Salamander O’Dictus (1996)
Angus Mustang (1995)
Woman Stabbed to Death (1995)
Safe (1994)
Corner Work (1993)
Dearest Ludwig (1993)
Derivatives (1992)
Infern (1991)


Robert Beck Memorial Cinema: 1998 Screenings
This is Part Two in a series of articles on the Robert Beck Memorial Cinema (RBMC). As detailed in Part One, the RBMC was an experimental film screening series in New York City, started by filmmaker Brian L. Frye. Frye programmed the first screening on May 12, 1998 at the Collective Unconscious theater space. The
Experimental Film Coalition: Onion City Film Festival
This is Part Three in a series about Chicago’s Experimental Film Coalition; and covers their annual experimental film festival. You can read Part One here and Part Two here. In addition to their monthly screenings, the Coalition founded what was initially called either the Festival of Experimental Film or the Experimental Film Festival. The first
2011 ATA Film & Video Festival: Official Lineup
The 6th annual ATA Film & Video Festival will run on Oct. 19-21 with another edition of their typically outstanding selection of the best experimental media being produced around the world. The fest’s opening night, the 19th, is a meet and greet with many of the filmmakers who will have their films screened over the