Project Description

Julia Sharpe

Portrait of Julia Sharpe

FSC-Harvard Fellow 2021-22

Julia Sharpe is an interdisciplinary artist and doctoral student in the Film and Visual Studies program at Harvard University. Her filmmaking and writing practices employ feminist and documentary practices to interrogate contemporary visual narratives of failed (or failing) subjecthood, especially located in the American South. She holds an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago; she lives and works between Boston, MA and Richmond, VA.

FSC Works

Missing Woman Part I: The One With Violets In Her Lap Mostly Goes Astray (work-in-progress)

Julia Sharpe

The One With Violets in Her Lap Mostly Goes Astray is a 16mm film project that imagines five days in the life of Jenny, a heroin addict who’s gone missing from her rehab center. By creating a visual narrative for Jenny as a present, albeit “missing woman,” this project uses the singular to examine the place of the “missing woman” in literature, film and contemporary media.