Roz Mortimer is a London-based artist and filmmaker and doctoral researcher at University of Westminster. She has previously achieved an MA in Visual Sociology from Goldsmiths. Active since 1995, she has been producing short and long form experimental films and video installations which have been shown internationally in galleries, film festivals, cinemas and on television. Mortimer lectures at universities in the UK and USA and her work has been supported by Arts Council England, Welcome Trust, Rockefeller Foundation, British Council, Film London, Animate and Channel 4.
Grand locations such as the High Arctic, the Italian Lakes, the American West and the forests of Southern Poland have been shot by the artist to create layered and thought provoking portraits that blur the boundaries between staging and documentary. Theatrical panoramas of wild, uninhabited natural settings drag our eyes to wander around uncontaminated places where humans are usually never settling down, just passing through as mere observer. Mortimer’s Video Paintings offer the viewer a contemplative journey into the ravishing beauty of untouched landscape.
Recent exhibitions and screening include Fade IntoYou, Kunsthalle Mainz, Mainz (2015), Graphics Interchange Format: 25 Years of Focal Point Gallery, Focal Point Gallery, London (2015), European Media Art Ferstival – EMAF, Osnabrück, Germany (2015) Sites of Collective Memory, Cube Gallery, Phoenix, Leicester (2014), Hay Festival, Hay-on-Wye (2012).
“The landscapes, whether they are epic or banal, take on the memory of past peoples and past events.” Roz Mortimer
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