Lynne Sachs

Member Since May 20, 2008

Lynne Sachs' films, videos, installations and web projects explore the intricate relationship between personal observations and broader historical experiences by weaving together poetry, collage, painting, politics and layered sound design. Since 1994, her five essay films have taken her to Vietnam, Bosnia, Israel and Germany – sites affected by international war–where she tries to work in the space between a community’s collective memory and her own subjective perceptions. Strongly committed to a dialogue between cinematic theory and practice, Lynne searches for a rigorous play between image and sound, pushing the visual and aural textures in her work with each and every new project. Since 2006, she has collaborated with her partner Mark Street in a series of playful, mixed-media performance collaborations they call The XY Chromosome Project. In addition to her work with the moving image, Lynne is co-editing the upcoming Millennium Film Journal issue on experimental documentary. Supported by fellowships from the Rockefeller and Jerome Foundations and the New York State Council on the Arts, Lynne’s films have screened at the Museum of Modern Art, the Pacific Film Archive, the Sundance Film Festival and recently in a mini-retrospective at the Buenos Aires Film Festival. She teaches experimental film and video at New York University and lives in Brooklyn.

Susan Agliata's artistic and professional interests include interactive animation, video production and deployment for the web, graphical user interface design, mobile and social networking technologies, as well as Super8 filmmaking and photography. She holds a B.A. from Sarah Lawrence College with a concentration in media studies and pursued curatorial studies in multimedia installation at the University of Amsterdam. In her work, Susan explores geography, history, cultural assimilation, familial experience and obligation, and the conflicts between consciousness and physical being. She lives in Astoria, Queens.