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Lynne Siefert

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2019 Fellowship Awards2017 Grants for Artist Projects
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The Open Window, Black and white, 16mm film, 2017

The Open Window, black and white, 16mm film, 2017.

The Open Window, Black and white, 16mm film, 2017

The Open Window, black and white, 16mm film, 2017.

ARK, Color, HD digital, 2016

ARK, Color, HD digital, 2016.

ARk, color, HD digital, 2016.

Lynne Siefert is a filmmaker originally from Seattle, WA. In her work, Lynne tries to reconcile her attraction to art and aesthetics with her commitments to social justice and interests in philosophy. Shooting both on 16 mm film and digitally, Lynne creates experimental documentaries and short, poetic world-scapes. Lynne has exhibited nationally and internationally in festivals such as Edinburgh International Film Festival, EXiS Experimental Film and Video Festival, Antimatter Media Art, and Chicago Underground, among others.

Lynne received 2017 GAP funding for her project “PowerPlants” (working title). The painting, “The Lackawanna Valley” (1855) by George Inness depicts the beginning of the industrial revolution in an American townscape. A man, a train, factories, mountains, and sky are all compositionally balanced; serenity pervades the scene. Yet, looking longer tree-stumps become apparent. Is this a result of industry, or is this negative commentary about industrialization? It is ambiguous: industry is present, but the implication is unknown.This painting is inspiration for her project “PowerPlants,” an experimental, documentary film.

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