Screening & Artist Talk from 6pm, 14th December 2019

Year: 2013 - Current
Media:16mm, Super 8mm, and Digital Video

Combining documentary and experimental cinematic traditions, and using a mixture of 16mm film, Super 8mm, and digital video, Rattner’s films investigate narratives surrounding place and our relationship to place from outsider/inhabitant perspectives. Works will include an observational film featuring a dog musher and his 56 dogs living in remote Alaska and poetic diaristic shorts that weave in and out of the past and present.

Jonathan Rattner is a lens-based artist who primarily produces experimental nonfiction works. He has exhibited work in universities, galleries, film festivals, microcinemas, and museums in the United States and internationally, including Whitechapel Gallery in London, Centre of Contemporary Arts in Glasgow, Center of Contemporary Culture in Barcelona, Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, Anthology Film Archives, Ann Arbor Film Festival, and The European Media Arts Festival. Most recently, his film The Interior won best documentary at the Ann Arbor Film Festival and was acquired by the Walker Art Museum/Center’s Ruben/Benston Moving Image Collection. He currently holds the position of Associate Professor in Cinema & Media Arts and Associate Professor of Art at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, USA.