alex ingersoll — filmmaker & critical maker
alex ingersoll (b. 1984, chicago) is a filmmaker and critical maker working with film, video, photography, audio, drawing, and animation. his work explores the complexities of place, memory, and media as a way to pose a series of problems regarding the aesthetic and sonic environments of our social imaginations of space. he combines experimental and documentary approaches to the moving image as a way to consider the mechanics of looking, listening, and remembering, which often include undefined edges and features.
his interests and influences range from film theory and critical cultural theory to ‘new’ media studies and philosophies of technology. he is interested in critical conceptualizations of the technologies and the media content that we dream up, design, and produce as well as the way that these objects reveal vivid imaginations and theorizations regarding ourselves.
he is an associate professor of media studies at the university of wisconsin-stevens point. he received his ph.d. from the university of north carolina at chapel hill on media and technology studies with a focus on technologies of spatial representation, orientation, and memory. much of his work explores the aesthetic and sonic environments of our social imaginations of space and the tension among neglected and marginalized ideas and machines. his work has been featured in venues and festivals in the u.s. and abroad, including the alchemy film festival in hawick, scotland, the milwaukee underground film festival, currents international new media festival in santa fe, and the festival de cinéma de la ville de québec.