Ann Oren is an artist and a filmmaker. Her films and video installations feature characters existing in the liminal space between performers and audience. By dissolving distinctions between plant, animal and human, she asks what it is to be human in an ecosystem immersed in digital culture. Questions about intimacy, identity, and the lack thereof keep emerging through various audio-visual approaches. In her process she explores gender, fictosexuality, animality, interspecies and other forms of hybridizations. Through an initially narrative language, she leads the spectator emotionally into a space that engages critical thinking.
Her work’s institutional presentations include The Moscow Biennial for Young Art, The Hammer museum, The Tel-Aviv Museum, Anthology Film Archives, Apexart, Künstlerhaus Bethanien and Kindl - Zentrum für zeitgenössische Kunst. Festival screenings include Rotterdam, BFI London, Slamdance, Oberhausen Kurzfilmtage, Dok Leipzig, Locarno and Ann Arbor.
Born in Tel-Aviv (1979), Ann studied Film (BA) and Fine Arts (MA) at The School of Visual Arts, NY. She lives/works in Berlin.
Studio contact & Screener requests: here
Distribution: VDB , Mimesis Films
BLUE and THE MIDDLE–SCHOOL SYNDROME
on view @ Electronic Language International Festival – FILE
Galeria de Arte do Sesi, São Paulo
July 13th- to August 28th
wins first prize @ Shortwaves Film Festival, Poznań
Dances with camera competition
For the compelling disruption of the relation between body, sound and camera. The director well managed to shape an alluring character that strongly connects to the audience. The cinematography discloses with subtlety the texture of the body.
DEAD BODY POSE
will screen at Hamburg Short Film Festival / DEUTSCHEN WETTBEWERBS 2