Sylvia Schedelbauer’s films negotiate the space between broader historical narratives and personal, psychological realms, mainly through poetic manipulations of found and archival footage.
At Radcliffe, Schedelbauer will work on a hybrid (experimental / sensory / essayistic / documentary) film project that investigates the history and representation of Western-Japanese subjectivities. Her explorations will be filtered through a personal lens, as she incorporates her own transnational background.
Schedelbauer holds an MFA from the Berlin University of Arts. Her films have shown at international film festivals in Berlin, Toronto, New York, London, Cork, Hong Kong, Melbourne, Buenos Aires and Oberhausen; as well as events and venues such as the Moving Image Biennial Buenos Aires, Dhaka Art Summit, National Gallery of Art, Wexener Center, KunstWerke Berlin, Grazer Kunstverein, Anthology Film Archives, Tiff Bell Lightbox, Irish Film Institute, Pacific Film Archive, Cinemateca Nacional Del Ecuador, National Film Archive Pune, National Film Archive South Korea, DocLab Hanoi, and Contemporary Art Platform Kuwait. Awards include the VG Bildkunst Award, the German Film Critics’ Award and the Gus Van Sant Award for Best Experimental Film.