alex ingersoll

media | technology | cinema | sound



projects

our blinding 
in case things go poorly

light of its history
vestal fire
dis/orientations
is an end without an end an end?
dark objects
the whole bit
space series


music

spectral

teaching

bio





about


alex ingersoll is associate professor of media studies in the school of design and communication in the college of fine arts and communication 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.



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alex ingersoll — filmmaker & critical maker


contact: alex.ingersoll@uwsp.edu

     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.

his work explores how our everyday use of media, including the cinema, is oriented towards techniques that are employed to interpret ineffable or vague characteristics or objects that are positioned beyond human perception. these ineffable encounters include moments that are either too great to be articulated, too sacred to be uttered, or amply unknown or indefinable. much of his work involves an outline of the ‘vague’ as an affective category that is comparable to gabriel marcel’s defense of the ‘mysterious’ where being or reality should not be deciphered as a problem to be solved as opposed to something to ‘attest to’ (Marcel 1965).






educational / professional history


associate professor, media studies, school of design and communication, university of wisconsin-stevens point



media & technology studies, PhD, the university of north carolina at chapel hill

media studies, MA, the university of colorado at boulder

media studies & cinematic arts, BA, university of iowa


selected exhibitions / screenings


alchemy film and moving image festival, hawick, scotland


athens digital arts festival, athens, greece


milwaukee underground film festival, milwaukee, wi

currents: international new media festival, el museo cultural de santa fe, santa fe, nm

ättiksfabriken art space and the royal college of music (kmh), stockholm, sweden


awards


2019 experimental silver award, university film and video association

2018 outstanding undergraduate faculty member, uw-sp lambda pi eta

2017 audience award, coop gallery’s experimental film & video festival, nashville, tn

2015 shortlisted artist, screengrab international media art prize


2014 experimental honorable mention award, university film and video association