Marianna Milhorat (b. 1983) is a Chicago-based filmmaker, originating from Vermont, USA. She received her MFA from the University of Illinois-Chicago in 2012 and BFA from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinéma at Concordia University in 2007. Working in film and video, she utilizes landscape and duration to disrupt and transform notions of space and perspective. Milhorat’s work has screened internationally at festivals, including the International Film Festival Rotterdam, the Ann Arbor Film Festival, and the Images Festival. Her work has received awards at festivals including the Images Festival, EXIS (Ex-Now), and the Chicago Underground Film Festival
My film and video work investigates contemporary and shifting relationships to landscape and environment through experimental and documentary approaches to form and aesthetic. How might new ways of seeing and thinking about our relationship to nature inform new responses to the interconnected challenges of globalization, climate change, and development? Through mise-en-scene, sound-image relations, and visual and sonic shifts, I seek to create new experiences of familiar and foreign landscapes to invoke a more philosophic consideration of this larger inquiry.
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Stigmart10 Art Review. Videofocus, August, 2014. Web. <https://issuu.com/stigmart10press/docs/stigmart_videofocus_autumn_2014/22>.
Sachs, Ben. “Marianna Milhorat: Notions of Space” (Review). The Chicago Reader, October, 2013. Print. <http://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/marianna-milhorat-notions-of-space/Film?oid=11264567>.
Turions, Cheyanne. “The Enduring.” Cineworks Independent Filmmakers for Signal and Noise Festival, April, 2009. Web. <http://www.signalandnoise.ca/festival/critical-writing/the-enduring/>.