Filmmaker/video artist Danièle Wilmouth
Tuesday, March 24, 2009, 6pm in Boh 90.
Danièle Wilmouth is an artist working primarily in experimental and
documentary filmaking. Her undergraduate studies focused on
printmaking, video, installation, photography and performance at
Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh and Tyler School of Art in
Rome. She later earned an MFA n 16mm filmmaking at the School of the
Art Institute of Chicago.
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In 1990 she began a six-year residency in Osaka, Japan, where she
co-founded “Hairless Films,” an independent filmmaking collective. For
more than five years whe studied the Japanese contemporary dance form,
Butoh, with several teachers, including Yoshito Ohno, Maro Akaji
Byakko-sha and her main instructor, Katsura Kan. She performed with his
dance troupe, The Saltimbanques, in Japan for more than three years.
Her films have won awards and screened widely in festivals, galleries
and on television around the world. She is currently a faculty member
in the film and video departments of the School of the Art Institute of
Chicago and Columbia College.