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ABIGAIL CHILD
www.abigailchild.com
achild@mindspring.com
EDUCATION
1968-70
1964-68
1975 summer
1973 summer
1972 summer
1970 summer

YALE UNIVERSITY School of the Arts, M.F.A Honors, in Graphics, with specialization in Photo/Film.
HARVARD UNIVERSITY B.A. Magna cum laude, in History and Literature. Specialization: England
UNIVERSITY FILM STUDIES SUMMER WORKSHOP at Hampshire College. Optical Printing Workshop.
SCHOOL OF VISUAL ARTS, Graphics
HARVARD UNIVERSITY Chiapas Project, Mexico. Field work in Zinacanteca and Chamula, w/ Dr. Evon Vogt.
PEABODY MUSEUM, HARVARD & U. OF NEW MEXICO Anasazi Origins w/Dr. Irene Williams. Field work in New Mexico

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
1999—2016
SCHOOL OF THE MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, BOSTON Senior Faculty in Film/Animation Area.
As Chair responsible for Program Design, Searches, Manager of Area.
Teach Production & Critical Issues. Undergraduate and graduate courses
1991-1999
SARAH LAWRENCE COLLEGE, Professor, Film/Video in Studio Arts. Beginning & Intermediate/Advanced
Production in Super-8, 16m and video; Narrative Strategies. Sound & Image. Independent Studies.
Responsible for Program Design and Senior Faculty.
1990-1991
HAMPSHIRE COLLEGE, Associate Professor, Humanities and Arts. Production and Critical Issues.
1989-1990
SCHOOL OF VISUAL ARTS, NY Adjunct Professor, Intro to Film/Video.
1989 (W)
SAN FRANCISCO ART INSTITUTE, Visiting Professor in Film for two terms. .
1986 (F)
Undergraduate Production, Graduate Seminar, Senior Projects.
1985
MASS COLLEGE OF ART, Assistant Professor in Film. Advanced Production & Technical Post Production (sound design).
1980-1985
NEW YORK UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF ARTS. Adjunct Professor, Department of Film & Television: Experimental Production,
Super-8 Production, Techniques of the Editing Room.
Lecturer in Cinema Studies: "Continuing Trends of the Avantgarde".
SELECTED WORKS IN FILM, VIDEO + NEW MEDIA (Director, Producer, Camera & Editor unless indicated)
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1979

ACTS & INTERMISSIONS (aka Emma’s Party), in progress.
SALOMÉ, commission for an opera. Collaboration w/ Adeena Karasick and composer Frank London
RIDING THE TIGER: Songs from Capitalist China. Feature digital
vis à vis. b/w. 25 min. 16mm. with many musicians, inc. Andrea Parkins.
UNBOUND, a hacked version of A Shape of Error, Scenes from the Life of Mary Shelley. (70 min). Zeena Parkins, composer
ELSA, merdelamerdelamer, 3.5 min short on Baroness Elsa Von Freytag Loring-hoven
A SHAPE OF ERROR Feature film on Mary Shelley in form of imaginary home movies. (70 min)
THE SUBURBAN TRILOGY, prismatic feature. film and dv (70 min)
HACKING EMPIRE- single screen version of L'Impero Invertito
L'IMPERO INVERTITO: 4 screen installation for Rome Academy April; also at Romanian Academy, Rome: June
IF I CAN SING A SONG ABOUT LIGATURES w/ Nada Gordon (part of FOREIGN FILM SERIES) digital.
SURF AND TURF: Part 3. of The Suburban Trilogy (l6mm/digital)
SCENE 28: Pingyao China (digital) for Dziga Vertov Project (Installation on Tour)
ON THE DOWNLOW (digital) feature documentary dir. by Child (editor: Yael Bitton + AC; Camera: Arthur Jafa)
THE PARTY (digital) (editor: Yael Bitton + AC; Camera: Robert Banks +AC)
MIRROR WORLDS Installation, includes Dark Dark and To And No Fro simultaneous projection.
MIRROR WORLD, l6mm to dvcam. w/ Gary Sullivan (part of FOREIGN FILM SERIES)
BY DESIRE (digital) 3-screen installation
TO AND NO FRO. 16mm to dvcam. w/ Monica de la Torre. (part of FOREIGN FILM SERIES)
BLONDE FUR (film/digital) loop from CAKE AND STEAK, shown individually
THE FUTURE IS BEHIND YOU (film/digital) Part 2. of The Suburban Trilogy
CAKE AND STEAK (film/digital) long version Part 1. The Suburban Trilogy
THE MILKY WAY installation version of DARK DARK (film)
SUBTALK (digital) w/Benton Bainbridge and Eric Rosenzveig
DARK DARK (film) part 2 How the World Works
SURFACE NOISE part 1 from How the World Works (film)
BELOW THE NEW (video)
CATCH ME IF YOU CAN (script w/ M. Ragona)
B/SIDE (film)
THROUGH THE LOOKING LASS (w/ L. Champagne) interactive video
DINKINSVILLE (video)
SONGS (nteractive video performance) w/B. Bainbridge, Vicky Funari + Ikue Mori
8 MILLION ('video album' w/ Ikue Mori)
SWAMP (w/ S. Schulman)
SWAMP SONGS (interactive video w/ I. Mori)
MERCY part 7 from Is This What You Were Born For? (film-sound)
BOTH part 3
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MAYHEM part 6
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PERILS part 5
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COVERT ACTION part 4
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MUTINY part 2
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PREFACES part 1
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ORNAMENTALS
(silent)
PACIFIC FAR EAST LINE
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