Lynne Siefert – Seattle, WA
Lynne Seifert creates experimental non-fiction films and poetic world-scapes that capture the artist’s interest in climate change and social justice in descriptive sequences where the real borders on the surreal. The tensions between industry and recreation are key elements in Generations, one of her recent works. By re-contextualizing common, everyday scenes, Siefert defamiliarizes landscapes and renders it strange. The artist draws on formats such as the pictorial landscape tradition and the travelogue, which undergo a surprising transformation that speak to our current, late-capitalist moment.
Siefert holds a BA in International Studies from the University of San Francisco. She has an MFA from Emerson College in Boston, focusing on experimental film and media art. Her work has been shown in film festivals nationally and internationally, such as the Edinburgh International Film Festival, EXIS Experimental Video and Film Festival, and the San Diego Underground Film Festival. Her work has also been exhibited in galleries and museums, including Glassbox Gallery in Seattle and a forthcoming exhibition at The Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh.