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Lori Felker is a filmmaker/artist, teacher, programmer, and performer.  Her moving image work focuses on the ways in which we process, share and disseminate information, via screens, dreams, gestures, games, and dialogue. By employing and pushing these structures, she attempts to study the ineloquent, oppositional, delusional, frustrating, and chaotic qualities of human interaction.


Lori works in a variety of mediums and has shown her work internationally at festivals and spaces including the Rotterdam International Film Festival; NYFF: Views from the Avant-Garde; VideoEx, Zurich; Ann Arbor Film Festival; Festival du Nouveau Cinema, Montreal; Curtas Vila do Conde Film Festival, Portugal; Glass Curtain Gallery, Chicago; LA Filmforum; BAMcinemaFest, Brooklyn; Space Gallery, Pittsburgh. She is an Illinois Arts Council Artists Grant recipient, a Wexner Center Artist in Residence and a Fulbright Fellow. She lives in Chicago, loves to collaborate and is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee and the Film/Video programmer at Roots & Culture Gallery.



More to read & see:

Review: Extraordinary Effort, Spectacular Failure.
Elliot Reichert, NewCity Art, March 2015.

NewCity Film: Chicago’s Screen Gems, Film 50
Ray Pride, NewCity, October 2014

Playing Cinema with Lori Felker
Kevin B. Lee, Keyframe/Fandor, June 2014

Festivals: Ann Arbor
Genevieve Yue, Film Comment, May 2014

Guest Picks: Lori Felker
Hannah Piper, Keyframe, May 2014

Disquiet Riot: Filmmakers panic at the Chicago Art Department
Josh Kovensky, Southside Weekly, April 2014

Artist on Artist: Experimental guitarist Fred Frith talks to experimental filmmaker Lori Felker
Chicago Reader, Feb 2014

This week in Claire Denis: A correspondence with Melika Bass and Lori Felker about The Intruder and Bastards
Ben Sachs, Chicago Reader, Dec 2013

Confluence: Films/Videos by Lori Felker & Collaborators
JB Mabe, Cine-file, Nov 2013

Transmission| An Interview with Lori Felker
Amelia Ishmael, Art 21 Blog, Feb 2013

Video: Women of the Avant-garde
Nelson Carvajal, Fandor, Jan 2013

Embracing the Farb at Glass Curtain Gallery | Art Review
Lauren Weinberg, Time Out, Jan 2013

Eye Exam: Strategies Against History
Jason Foumberg. NewCity, Nov 2012

Reenacting History through Artistic Performance
Philip Hartigan.  Hyperallergic, Nov 2012

The Mirrored Curtain
David Finkelstein, Film Threat. Sept 2012

To play’s the thing: Talking about experimental filmmaker Robert Nelson
Ben Sachs, Chicago Reader, March 2012

Imperceptihole: Interview.
Liz Wing, ATA Festival, 2011