Melissa Friedling

Melissa
Friedling

Is a filmmaker, writer, and educator. Her creative work has been selected for numerous international festivals and has also been presented in galleries and museums including PS1 MoMA (NY,NY), Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center (Buffalo, NY), The Athens Institute for Contemporary Art (Athens, GA), and Apex Art (NY,NY). She has been an artist in residence at the International Studio and Curatorial Program (NY, NY), a Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum School Programs Guest Artist, and is the recipient of a Fulbright Award and artist’s grants from the New York Foundation for the Arts and the New York State Council for the Arts. In 2006, she also founded her own web video production company, Slouch Productions. In addition, her writing on film, art, and culture has been published widely including essays in Flash Art International, Afterimage, and Discourse and a book, Recovering Women: Rhetoric, Feminisms, and Addiction (Westview Press, 2000). She has been teaching courses in film and video production and aesthetics at the New School since 2004 and has also taught at The Pratt Institute, Hunter College, and Syracuse University. PhD, U. of Iowa.

Films

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    Head in the Pickle Jar
    Experimental
    Narrative

    Head in the Pickle Jar
    Melissa Friedling

    color, sound, 7 min
    Rental format: 16mm
    • Body
    • Psychology & Mental Health
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    Slouch, The
    Experimental
    Narrative

    Slouch, The
    Melissa Friedling

    color, sound, 3 min
    Rental format: 16mm
    • Body
    • Comedy
    • Children / Youth
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    Fishlady
    Experimental

    Fishlady
    Melissa Friedling

    color, sound, 5.5 min
    Rental format: 16mm
    • Body
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    Mercedes, Here Lies the Heart
    Animation
    Documentary
    Experimental
    Narrative

    Mercedes, Here Lies the Heart
    Melissa Friedling

    16mm film, color, sound, 35 min
    Rental format: 16mm
    • Body
    • History
    • Films About Film
    • Arts / Artists
    • Literarature & Theater
    • Biography & Autobiography
    • Personal / Diary / Journal
    • Found Footage
    • LGBT / Queer
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    Princess and the Pee Stain
    Animation
    Experimental
    Installation

    Princess and the Pee Stain
    Melissa Friedling

    color, sound, 4 min
    Rental format: 16mm
    • Body
    • Erotic
    • Landscape / Architecture
    • Biography & Autobiography
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    Let Your Hair Down
    Animation
    Experimental
    Narrative

    Let Your Hair Down
    Melissa Friedling

    color, sound, 6 min
    Rental format: 16mm
    • Body
    • Comedy
    • Erotic
    • Found Footage
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    Urine My Bed
    Animation
    Documentary
    Experimental

    Urine My Bed
    Melissa Friedling

    color, sound, 3 min
    Rental format: 16mm
    • Biography & Autobiography
    • Body
    • Environment / Nature
    • Erotic
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    Garden Roll Bounce Parking Lot
    Documentary
    Experimental

    Garden Roll Bounce Parking Lot
    Melissa Friedling

    color, 5 min
    Rental format: 16mm
    • Landscape / Architecture
    • Environment / Nature
    • Films About Film
    • Ethnographic
    • Found Footage
    • Children / Youth
    • Family

Biography

Is a filmmaker, writer, and educator. Her creative work has been selected for numerous international festivals and has also been presented in galleries and museums including PS1 MoMA (NY,NY), Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center (Buffalo, NY), The Athens Institute for Contemporary Art (Athens, GA), and Apex Art (NY,NY). She has been an artist in residence at the International Studio and Curatorial Program (NY, NY), a Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum School Programs Guest Artist, and is the recipient of a Fulbright Award and artist’s grants from the New York Foundation for the Arts and the New York State Council for the Arts. In 2006, she also founded her own web video production company, Slouch Productions. In addition, her writing on film, art, and culture has been published widely including essays in Flash Art International, Afterimage, and Discourse and a book, Recovering Women: Rhetoric, Feminisms, and Addiction (Westview Press, 2000). She has been teaching courses in film and video production and aesthetics at the New School since 2004 and has also taught at The Pratt Institute, Hunter College, and Syracuse University. PhD, U. of Iowa.