Elle Burchill: Adrift

Elle Burchill, Peel, video, color, sound, 3 ½ minutes, 2004

An online screening with a selection of videos by Elle Burchill spanning from 2004 to 2018 on Vimeo On Demand. Not to be missed!

We are pleased to present a program of video works by Elle Burchill, which consists of more than 25 single-channel, multi-screen and installation works. Burchill's videos might best be described by three categories: poetic personal cinema, experimental documents, and performance video, however, the boundaries often overlap. She usually work with a hand-held camera using it as a telescope, a magnifying glass, a mirror.

This very special online program goes live on Tuesday, September 22 at 7:00pm ET and remains available for one week.

Please join us for a live chat and Q&A with Elle Burchill and Jean (Hyemin) Kim on September 30 at 7:00 PM ET


Elle Burchill is an artist, writer, and curator. She is inspired by the unexpected and accidental, and her works often explore the fragility of our bodies and circumstances. Her videos have screened at Anthology Film Archives, New York, Bronx Museum of Art, New York, Issue Project Room, Brooklyn, Light Industry, Brooklyn, Harvard Film Archives, Cambridge, MA; Berkeley Art Museum/Pacific Film Archives, Berkeley, CA, and many others. Solo and survey presentations of her work have appeared at Millennium Film Workshop, New York; Robert Beck Memorial Cinema at Participant Inc, New York; and others.

Her works have exhibited at Academia di Bella Arti di Brera, Milan, Italy; Contemporary Art Center (CAC) Vilnius, Lithuania; Director’s Lounge, Berlin, Germany; Kunstverein Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Sudlab, Naples, Italy; and White Box, New York; among others.

Elle Burchill was born in Pittsburgh, PA and is based in Brooklyn, New York, where since 2007 she has also worked as a video editor for Jonas Mekas and, since 2010, as co-founder/co-director, along with Andrea Monti, of Microscope Gallery.

Jean (Hyemin) Kim (they/them) holds a PhD in Comparative Literature from SUNY Buffalo with a specialization in poetics. Their research centers around non/human mythopoetics and queer aesthetics in twentieth- and twenty-first-century artists’ literature, books, and cinema. In that direction, they recently published a commissioned essay on Stan VanDerBeek’s computer-aided 16mm film series Poemfield (1967–1971). Also, among others, their essay on posthumanity in João Pedro Rodrigues’s film, The Ornithologist (2016), will be published by Edinburgh University Press in early 2021. In addition, they are writing a book manuscript on the intersection of poetry and cinema. Jean (Hyemin) Kim currently teaches in the English Department at Baruch, CUNY.



Elle Burchill: Adrift from The Film-Makers' Cooperative on Vimeo.